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Burst water pipe and crash cause Plymouth traffic chaos

A burst water pipe and a crash on the A38 have caused traffic chaos. Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

A burst water pipe has been causing massive traffic delays in Plymouth, with hundreds of commuters caught up in chaos on the roads this morning.

The flood waters flowing from Tavistock Road combined with a crash on the A38 reportedly left the Tamar Bridge at a standstill, with long delays throughout the city.

Police say congestion is still "very heavy", though starting to clear between Deep Lane and Leigham.

Water supplies in the Tavistock Road / PL6 5 area may be disrupted while South West Water carries out urgent repairs. The company does not know when these will finish, but will be posting updates here.

Credit: ITV West Country
Police say congestion is still heavy, but starting to clear. Credit: ITV West Country
Flood waters from a burst pipe caused huge traffic delays. Credit: ITV West Country


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One lane closed on M5 after collision between two cars

One lane has been closed on the M5 near the Almondsbury Interchange after an accident.

Two cars were involved in the incident on the Southbound carriageway between Junction 15 and Junction 16 near Aztec West.

Traffic was already slow after a caravan overturned on the same stretch of road.

A lane is also closed further down the M5 towards Portishead because of a vehicle fire.

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