UK confronts with major Easter holiday travel chaos with 17 mile tailbacks

Published on : Monday, April 17, 2017

Travel chaosSeveral parts of the UK have been brought to a complete standstill with the Easter holiday leading to a major travel chaos that has created a long tailback that runs for up to 17 miles.


This had led to an hour of delays that have been perturbing the drivers on the M20 especially after a car had crashed into a lump of concrete.


The tyres of the car had burst after it hit the concrete and it is believed that it had fallen from the back of a van. However, no injuries have been reported. The crash occurred around 1 p.m. close to junction five for Aylesford Kent. But then, the traffic is queuing back to junction three at Borough Green.


There was further congestion on the M5 around 7 p.m. around junctions 18 to 19 in the area of Bristol following the reports of a ‘severe accident’.


Currently, the engineers are busy cleaning up the debris and diesel from the carriageway. Also, the road has been partially reopened and therefore delays for up to about an hour are expected. This bank holiday might traditionally cause chaotic conditions on the roads since families pour onto the motorways ready for a jam-packed weekend.


Heathrow Airport is expecting 868,000 passengers over the Easter weekend and 200,000 extra families than it would in a normal period.


Roads are already busy and the airport queues had many customers complaining on social networking sites about this travel chaos. Most of the roads of Britain have delays of about 10 to 15 minutes. Passengers at Heathrow and Gatwick have voiced their grievances on a micro blogging site slamming the serpentine queues.


People driving to Heathrow airport were impacted by delays after the collision of a bus and a car.


People can, however, easily steer clear of the traffic mess by being aware of the busiest times.


Highways England has suggested that the drivers should commence with their journeys ensuring that they have plenty of additional time for their journeys.


Visit England that is the tourism body of the UK said that as many as 6.6 million Britons have been planning a trip that comprises an overnight stay over the Easter weekend that marks an increase from 6 million the last year.



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