Busy Easter getaway

Hundreds of thousands of people across the Anglia region are heading for the sun this Easter weekend as the freezing weather continues.

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Easter road congestion expected to peak on Saturday

Traffic congestion is expected to be peak at 10.30am on Easter Saturday Credit: Andy Butterton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Breakdown service Green Flag said those taking to the roads were likely to make round-trips averaging 125 miles over the holiday period.

The company reckoned 10.30am on Saturday would be the peak time for congestion, with 10.30am on Good Friday also likely to be very busy.

It added that drivers were likely to spend around £360 million on fuel this Easter, a 145% increase on the Easter 2012 total.

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