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Car hits A30 central reservation near Launceston

Car hits A30 central reservation near Launceston

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:09pm 18th December 2019.

A wet weather crash has caused a car to hit the central reservation of the A30 in Cornwall.

It happened near Launceston during the Wednesday rush hour.

Police say it was a damage only collision and there are no reports of any injuries.

They are putting it down to the volume of surface water and are urging drivers to take care on the roads.

It comes as gales of up to 70mph and torrential rain sweep across Cornwall.

There are currently five days of severe weather warnings in place for the Duchy.

"A30 Westbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, one vehicle involved and surface water at B3257 (Bodmin Moor Services).

"A vehicle has hit the central reservation."

Inrix Traffic and Travel

Elsewhere, there have already been reports of standing water between Penzance and St Just and also across the A30 at Lanivet and Bodmin Moor at Bolventor .

Also on the A30 there are reports of lots of standing water and flooding near Camborne West, there is said to be at least an inch of water.

A tree has reportedly come down near the Water Mill pub in Lelant and also on Laity Lane in Halsetown.

One lane is closed and there heavy traffic due to strong winds on A38 in both directions on the Tamar Bridge. A lane closure is in place in both directions.

Great Western Railway has suspended services between Par and Newquay due to flooding at Roche.

Skybus flights between Newquay Airport and St. Mary's Airport have been cancelled today due to strong winds. Passengers have been moved onto tomorrow's flights from Land's End. 
All remaining Skybus flights between Land's End Airport and St. Mary's Airport have also been cancelled due to strong winds.

All sailings have been cancelled on the St Mawes Passenger Ferry between St Mawes and Falmouth due to adverse weather conditions.

You can check all the latest traffic and travel updates here.

"High winds and heavy rain present hazardous driving conditions. 

"You should anticipate standing water and amend your driving habits accordingly. 

"Increase stopping distances and reduce speed to manage the effects of these conditions and increase your chances of arriving safely!

Inspector Si Jenkinson, Devon and Cornwall Police

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