Serious crash as thousands flock to Devon and Cornwall’s beaches

Delays are building on some of the busiest roads across Devon and Cornwall as thousands of people head out and about in heatwave conditions.

The A379 Exeter Road in Devon is blocked at Dawlish due to a serious crash. Ambulance and police have been called to the scene.

While the M5, southbound between J18 Avonmouth and J19 Portishead, was reported to have three of four lanes closed.

Highways England said the fire service attended the scene, and lots of congestion was building behind the incident.

The incident has now been cleared, but travellers are advised that there is still heavy congestion in the area.

Meanwhile in Cornwall, A393 Sandy Lane in both directions is partially blocked.

It is reported one vehicle is involved in an accident between East End and Carknown Gardens, but traffic is coping well.

Inrix says: “A393 Sandy Lane in both directions partially blocked due to accident, one vehicle involved between East End and Carknown Gardens. Traffic is coping well.”

A man has been arrested and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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