Warm weather brings travel misery

PUBLISHED: 13:06 26 August 2012

Traffic queues have developed as a result of the accident

Traffic queues have developed as a result of the accident


HOLIDAYMAKERS heading to Weston to enjoy a rare sunny day on the beach are facing misery on the roads today (Sunday).

The warm weather and events on the seafront - including a classic car show on the Beach Lawns and a variety of family activities for the RNLI week - have brought people flocking to the coast.

But hundreds have faced chaos even before arriving, with traffic heading into the resort at gridlock.

Cars arriving at the south end of town are queued for several miles, with traffic at a standstill along the A370 as far as Lympsham.

Diversions put in place to help visitors navigate their way to the seafront have done little to mitigate the problem.

One motorist told the Mercury: “It’s a nightmare. It’s a hot day, and I’ve been sitting in a stuffy car in a traffic jam for more than half an hour.

“If I’d known it was going to be this difficult to get into Weston, I’d have gone somewhere else.”

* Sick of battling queues to get around town? Tell us what you think of Weston’s roads by emailing newsdesk@westonmercury.co.uk

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