The ease of the restrictions meant that many headed elsewhere to enjoy the weekend, with dozens of caravans and motorhomes seen heading to Devon and Cornwall from the M5.
The Taunton Deane car parks on the M5 and Cornwall Services are full of travelers and tourists who travel to places of beauty to take advantage of the lifting of lock restrictions.
Jay Leake, who spotted a convoy of caravans on the M5 heading south, expressed concern about the lack of suitable places for truck drivers to take breaks, due to the influx of traffic .
From now on, the traffic and movement monitoring system, Inrix, signals significant traffic on the M5.
Inrix reports: “Heavy traffic on the M5 south before J31 A38 ( Okehampton switch off). In the works area. ”
Several accidents have also been reported in the region.
Inrix reports: “Accident reports on the A384 near the A38 (Dartbridge Junction). The traffic is doing well.
“A388 in both directions partially blocked due to an accident near the service station. The traffic is going well.
“Accident reports, a truck leaving the roadway involved on the A3072 between the A388 North Road and Brooks Avenue. The traffic is going well. ”
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