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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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Busy roads expected for the bank holiday weekend

Extra traffic is expected due to the Devon County Show Credit: ITV News West Country

Motoring organisations are warning we could be in for one of the busiest bank holiday weekends on the region's roads for years. Schools close today for half term and the Police are warning that Saturday could be particularly busy around Exeter, as the Devon County Show continues.

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