‘No one could get in or out’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Emergency Gridlock -

Cus­tomers of shops on the re­tail park were caught up in the drama as they were un­able to leave for up to four hours.

Valle Zaragoza, man­ager of Fam­ily Bar­gains, said one of her em­ploy­ees had heard the screech of car brakes.

“The air am­bu­lance landed out­side our shop and peo­ple were watch­ing what was hap­pen­ing,” she said. “It was a very bad sit­u­a­tion. Cus­tomers could not get to us and could not leave ei­ther.

“Satur­day af­ter­noons are our busiest time be­cause a lot of fam­i­lies come in, but we were down by around 300 cus­tomers.

“Sains­bury’s car park was ab­so­lutely stuck. No one could get in or out.”

A Sains­bury’s spokesman said: “There was a de­lay for cus­tomers leav­ing the car park.”

An em­ployee at Sta­ples said: “It did have a big ef­fect on us.”

Cus­tomers at Sains­bury’s, Dreams, Sta­ples and Fam­ily Bar­gains were un­able to leave

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