Businesses in Cornwall feel there's a deliberate bid to cut them off from the rest of Britain.
Just as the summer tourist season gets in full swing, the two main routes into the county have major roadworks, causing serious congestion. It means the bottleneck on the single carriageway section of the A30 at Temple will be worse than ever - with huge tailbacks expected while repairs are carried out on the Tamar Bridge.
John Andrews has been finding out more.
Cornwall Council and Highways England say they regret the disruption.
The work we are doing on the A30 at Temple, and on the A38 around Carkeel and at the Tamar Bridge will ultimately mean better and more reliable journeys into and out of Cornwall.
We appreciate roadworks do inconvenience drivers, and we regret any disruption caused, so we always try to stagger work on key routes, but there are occasions when the nature of the work requires better weather conditions and longer daylight hours. This is the case with these schemes which are collectively part of a significant investment on these roads used by over 70,000 vehicles a day.
A quick update from our weather wizard Bob Crampton on what to expect tonight. You might want to bring the barbecue in...
Don't worry if Devon and Cornwall don't escape the thunder. The sun should be back out again on Saturday, so don't write your weekend off just yet.
The recent hot weather has coincided with Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, and Muslims across the region are spending daylight hours fasting.
People will also spend the month giving extra money to charity and praying more often.
Barnstaple restaurant owner Ashraf Shah invited us to see the end of the day's fasting - and gave us an insight into how to beat the heat when you can't eat.
Plymouth Argyle have offered trials to members of Torquay United's youth academy.
The Gulls have closed their academy to save money. Argyle's is run by former Torquay player and manager Kevin Hodges, who said he was delighted to offer the opportunity.
Devon's other club, Exeter City, also offered trials to Torquay's youngsters recently.