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Traffic chaos for Bristol

Motorists are likely to suffer delays in Bristol city centre this evening following a problem with traffic lights.

All traffic signals have been working, but the system that links each set of lights to allow them to synchronise and improve traffic flows at times of heavy traffic failed this afternoon.

The problem has been resolved, but traffic has already backed up significantly on the routes into the city centre.

Now that the situation has been resolved this will start to balance out, but motorists are warned to allow extra time if they are travelling around the city centre today.

Bristol City Council has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Bristol traffic Credit: ITV West Country

Budget airline launches new route from Bristol to the US

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for Reykjavik three days a week from next year. Credit: WOW Air

Bristol is to become budget airline, WOW air’s, second UK departure point for flights to Iceland and North America.

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik 3 times a week.

Passengers will stopover in Iceland before taking off to a number of US destinations including, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, Robert Sinclair hopes the new route will encourage people in the West to fly local:

This new link will enhance both the convenience and affordability of flights to several American destinations, giving people more reason than ever to choose to fly local."

– Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport

Flights from Bristol to Reykjavik will start in May next year.



Serious crash shuts A345 near Netheravon

Emergency services warn the delays could last for several hours.

Three vehicles have been involved in a serious crash on the A345 at Netheravon in Wiltshire.

The Salisbury Road is blocked in both directions as emergency services deal with the crash. The air ambulance is at the scene.

Police say the road could cause delays for four or five hours, and that drivers should avoid the area.

Stranded passengers due to fly home to Bristol

Wreckage from the crashed airliner that sparked the emergency Credit: PA

Airline passengers from the West Country stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh following the Russian airliner crash are due to fly in to Bristol this evening.

Thomson flight TOM 717 is due to arrive at 2205 hours this evening.

Those flying won't be able to take hold luggage with them but the Government will arrange for this to be returned separately.

Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh remain cancelled up to and including 25 November.

You can see a full statement from Thomson here.

Thomson extends cancellation of flights to Sharm

Thomson extends cancellation of flights to Sharm Credit: ITV News

Thomson Airways have extended their decision to cancel all flights to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including Wednesday 25th November 2015. They are offering customers booked to travel to Sharm in this period a full refund or they can amend to any holiday currently on sale.

Customers travelling to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including 10th December 2015 will be able to amend their booking free of charge to any holiday taken by the end of April 2016.

You can find out more information here

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