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A38 Westbound carriageway re-opens at Merafield

Westbound carriageway reopens on A38 Credit: ITV News

The westbound carriageway of the A38 has now re-opened after the old bridge at Merafield was demolished. Police say the eastbound carriageway is likely to stay closed until later this evening.

Diversion routes are said to be very congested. People heading from Cornwall are advised to use the A30.

Local users are advised to use the B3416.

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Argyle and Portsmouth fans delayed on A38

The bridge at Merafield is causing travel chaos for football fans Credit: Highways England

Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth fans travelling to today's League Two play off are facing delays as work on demolishing a bridge over runs. The old bridge at Merafield is being removed and replaced in a project costing £6 million.

Police say the A38 will re-open at 3pm. People are being advised to allow extra time to get to the game, which kicks off at 6pm.

Currently there are tailbacks to Smithaleigh and Manadon. There is a diversion through Plympton.

The project taking place this weekend has caused criticism from fans:

Post mortem to be carried out on body found in car

A dog was also found in the car along with a man's body Credit: ITV News

A post mortem is due to be carried out on a body found in the back of a car in Plymouth yesterday (Tuesday). A member of public reported the car and police say a 44 year old man was found dead in the back of the car outside The Swallow pub at Bretonside. A dog was found on the front seat.

Investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the death, which police are treating as unexplained. The man's family have been informed. Police say they'd like to hear from anyone who saw the red Nissan Juke arrive or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around 2:10pm yesterday.

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