Police called after queue at KFC blocks Westwood Road for other motorists

Congestion Photo Ian Lockyer

Police officers were called to Westwood Road yesterday (April 29) after a complaint that the road was blocked where a huge queue to KFC had formed, blocking other drivers in the lead up to the roundabout.

Vehicles, understood to include delivery drivers, were stretched from the fast food outlet into the Westwood Road with the access from the roundabout becoming blocked by one vehicle, causing congestion for other drivers on the road.

A small number of KFC’s have been reopened with a limited menu for delivery only.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at 5.30pm on Wednesday, April 29 to a report that a car was blocking an approach road to a fast food outlet in Westwood Road, Broadstairs, causing traffic congestion in the area.

“The car left the scene before an officer arrived and enquiries are being made into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”


  1. How the hell is going for a KFC a reason to be out in a lockdown ? If these shops are going to open they should be delivery only. Flouting the rules will only prolong the lockdown.

    • They are delivery drivers not customers read the article before making stupid comments it’s delivery only.

  2. Concerned if u read the article they are doing delivery only, they would of all been delivery drivers

  3. Awwww that’s essential travel though isn’t it?……not! If its delivery only, why are people even driving to there then? Just order from home?Imagine if any emergency vehicles needed to get through. Not cool.

  4. They should not be allowed to open it is not essential ,you won’t die without it your more likely to die with it!

  5. Kfc isnt open to the public as a drive through ! You have to order online for home delivery , the cars at the drive through window are delivery drivers collcting orders !

  6. I really hope not all those car drivers were waiting to get to the drive through KFC but were stuck in a queue trying to get past the next roundabout because some t..t was blocking the road into the Asda/KFC slip road.
    Westwood Rd needs uprating though so more traffic can get along it when traffic is heavy as long delays are a daily event with the single lane carriageways. The road planning design in Thanet is atrocious.

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