Drivers warned over festival delays

With the weather looking like it may break with type and smile on the Glstonbury Festival this year it's likely that those with tickets will just have the perrenial problem of getting to the site to deal with.

The majority of the expected 177,000 festival-goers will be heading down today and tomorrow, with 35,000 estimated to have arrived on Wednesday.

The Highways Agency has called for non-fesitval drivers who are planning to use the M4, M5 and A303 to be aware that these routes are the most likely to be affected by any festival-related delays.

However, while the traffic heading to the Somerset site, five miles from the town of Pilton, tends to be spread out the rush to leave on Monday could present more problems for motorists.

The Highways Agency is advising drivers to plan and check their travel routes in advance, and to keep up-to-date with the latest road conditions.

Motorists can get up-to-the-minute advice about roadworks and travelling conditions on the English motorway and trunk road network by phoning the Highways Agency 24 hour interactive information line on 08700 660 115.

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