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'Multiple crashes' on A30 and A38 as hail storms hit

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Published by Emma Carton at 11:23am 17th March 2019. (Updated at 7:11am 18th March 2019)

Archive image of hail on the A30: Lisa Watson

Police have tweeted a weather warning to drivers as flash hail storms hit Cornwall.

There have been a string of crashes on the A30, including a multi-vehicle collision near Launceston.

Separate collisions sparked lane closures at Trewint and between Lanivet and Indian Queens.

On the A30, Inrix Traffic and Travel has warned of hail and surface water from Bodmin to the border.

"Appliances from Launceston and Bodmin attended a call to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A30 near to Trewint, Launceston.

"On crews arrival there were five vehicles in three separate locations which had been involved in incidents.

"The incident was caused by impacted hail on the road.

"Firefighters assisted ambulance and police staff on scene".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Elsewhere, a crash which closed the A38 near Landrake has been described as serious.

One driver, a woman, had to be cut from their vehicle, causing long tailbacks.

There was a warning the road may have to be closed again for recovery of the vehicle.

"Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on A38 in both directions from New Road to Tideford Road. Approach with care.

"The road was closed while emergency services worked to free a person trapped in their vehicle although it reopened at around 12:50.

"The vehicle has not yet been recovered but traffic can now flow past the scene".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

You can check the latest traffic and travel for Cornwall here.

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