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Multiple crashes reported as freak hail storm hits A30

Multiple crashes reported as freak hail storm hits A30

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:25am 7th November 2019. (Updated at 10:43am 7th November 2019)

Archive photo of hail on the A30: Lisa Watson

There have been several crashes after a freak hail storm hit the A30 in Cornwall.

Pirate FM received multiple calls on Thursday morning, describing conditions around Chiverton Cross as treacherous.

Drivers reported a car skidding off the road, a multi-vehicle crash just before the roundabout and a separate collision on the A390 at Penstraze.

However, police have since confirmed two incidents with no injuries reported: Read more.

There are reports of 'slush' covering the carriageway and on the nearby A390 from Truro.

One caller, heading from Chiverton Cross to Camborne, described seeing around 1.5 inches of hail on the road.

Some drivers say it looks like it has snowed!

Inrix Traffic and Travel was reporting long delays after a multi-vehicle crash just before Chiverton Cross, but that has since cleared.

"Traffic easing and accident cleared on the A30 eastbound before A390 (Chiverton Cross roundabout). 

"Previous congestion to the A3047 at Scorrier.

"Re-open as of 10:30am.

"Several vehicles had reportedly crashed due to black ice road conditions after a heavy hail storm. 

"It was affecting traffic heading inbound to Bodmin".

Inrix Traffic and Travel

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

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