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Delays on Cornwall's A30 because of pro-Brexit protest

Delays on Cornwall's A30 because of pro-Brexit protest

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:08pm 22nd March 2019. (Updated at 7:11pm 22nd March 2019)

There are delays on the A30 in Cornwall because of a pro-Brexit protest.

'Brexit Direct Action' is staging a 'rolling road block' as it calls for the government to get on with leaving.

The 'Go Slow' protest is taking place between Plusha and Truro and is currently causing very slow traffic around Bodmin.

There are reportedly around five miles of tailbacks in the area but police are said to have have pulled the protest in at Victoria.

"I'm going east so I've gone past them all, there is about three and a half to four miles of it now.

"They are very clever, there are two cars at the front waving union jacks and being patriotic .

"Then there is loads of traffic, then about a mile back there are some lorries slowing people down.

"They want us to speed up Brexit, so to speed up Brexit there are slowing us down!"

Nicky, driver on the A30 in Cornwall

The EU has agreed to delay that until May 22nd, IF Theresa May can get her Brexit deal through Parliament.

Devon and Cornwall Police officers have stopped the front vehicles and will be prosecuting them for inconsiderate driving.

"Very slow traffic on A30 Westbound between A38 Launceston Road (Callywith, Bodmin) and B3274 (Victoria turn-off, Lanivet).

"Reports of a Brexit demonstration causing delays in the area."

Inrix Traffic and Travel

“We are aware of this matter currently being discussed on social media, and will continue to monitor before deciding what, if any action will need to be taken.

“Devon & Cornwall Police have been liaising with Highways England who are responsible for keeping our road network moving, and other relevant partners.

“We will deal with any unlawful obstruction or other motoring offences if they become apparent."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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