1. ITV Report

Bank holiday mayhem expected on region's roads


Motorists are being warned to expect severe delays millions of cars take to the region's roads for leisure trips during the August bank holiday weekend.

Some journeys will take almost four times longer than normal as people embark on getaways to make the most of the last long weekend before the festive period.

The M6 from Junction 28 to Junction 32 in the North West between 12pm and 3pm on Friday

Highways England is lifting or completing more than 300 miles of roadworks from motorways and major A roads from Friday morning.

The busiest times on the road for getaway trips are expected to be on Friday and Saturday, with 3.6 million cars on both days.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said the August bank holiday has

huge potential to bring gridlock to major roads.

– RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis
  • Inrix data scientist Josh Kidd advised motorists to set off as early or as late in the day as possible to avoid the worst of the traffic, except on Friday when they should aim to travel between 10am and 1pm to avoid clashing with commuters.