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Bank holiday getaway tailbacks in Cornwall

Bank holiday getaway tailbacks in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 11:12am 22nd August 2019. (Updated at 11:21am 22nd August 2019)

The big bank holiday getaway is already underway in Cornwall and causing long tailbacks.

Traffic and travel service, Inrix, says the stretch between Chiverton and Carland Cross is gridlocked in places.

As of mid-morning on Thursday, the estimated journey time in the area was over 20 minutes.

There has also been a crash on the roundabout at Chivvy, which is also causing slow traffic in and around the area.

"Stop-start traffic on A30 in both directions from A390 (Chiverton Cross roundabout, Three Burrows) to A39 (Carland Cross, Carland Cross). 

"Travel time is around 20 minutes.

"Holiday traffic on the move - picks up in places".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

Delays are also being reported on the Hayle bypass, between the Loggans Moor and St Erth roundabouts.

"Heavy traffic on A30 Hayle Bypass heading towards Penzance between the Loggans Moor Roundabout and the St Erth Roundabout. 

"Travel time is six minutes".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

There are also reports of  heavy traffic on the A3058 and the A3075 in Newquay, as visitors come and go for the start of the long weekend.

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

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