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UPDATE: Glastonbury Festival Traffic Trouble Prompts Warning

UPDATE: Glastonbury Festival Traffic Trouble Prompts Warning

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:07am 22nd June 2016. (Updated at 5:44pm 22nd June 2016)

Glastonbury is a go!

Festival organisers say it is "fully open" after the earlier gridlock.

But Cornish gig-goers heading to Worthy Farm in cars, campervans and caravans are being warned the traffic will take a while to ease.

Some have been queuing overnight as wet weather and ground conditions are causing big delays.

Organisers have said sorry - and that they are doing everything they can to help sort out the situation.

The headline acts do not start appearing until Friday.

And these are the conditions people arriving at the festival site were facing...

 

Some Pirate FM listeners already stuck in the queues told us they had been there for hours.

A statement posted on the festival's Twitter feed on Wednesday morning said: "If you are coming to the festival by car or campervan, and have yet to begin your journey, please do not set off."

It said wet weather and ground conditions are causing "heavy traffic congestion" around the festival site in Somerset.

The statement urged anyone who has already set off to "stop somewhere safe and warm".

One person responded: "Bad planning and management are causing heavy traffic congestion - not rain!"

Another said: "This post should have been put up hours ago."

Those who are travelling to the festival by coach or train are asked to set off as planned but be prepared for their journey to take longer than usual.

The statement added: "If you are already on the site, gates will open as planned. But, as always, there is no entertainment today. The festival's entertainment does not begin until Friday."

Take a look at the festival forecast here...

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