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Cornwall today - will we get there?

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brandnewhelsy Sat 21-Jul-07 07:17:39

So, should be going in 3 to 4 hours but saw last night that the Gloucester/Bristol area has flooding although the forecast for Cornwall isn't that bad.
We have to go down the M5 from Birmingham - anyone know how bad that is? I've looked at BBC weather and AA but can't see if anything's closed. We are staying in Exeter tonight, but I don't know if we'll get that far! Anyone in that area know how bad the roads are? Just wondering whether to wait a day really.

Kbear Sat 21-Jul-07 07:49:15

have a look at this, it shows all the incidents, road closures on the motorways...

[http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic/traffic.aspx] here


good luck

Kbear Sat 21-Jul-07 07:51:35

http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic/traffic.aspx hope this works

RedTartanLass Sat 21-Jul-07 08:01:30

No way brandnewhelsy, switch on the tv and see the peopel stranded there all night! Still waiting for DH to return from Birmingham Airport!!! He left 3pm.

RedTartanLass Sat 21-Jul-07 08:01:57

Stranded on the M% I mean.

RedTartanLass Sat 21-Jul-07 08:02:34

Bloody hell M5, can you tell I've only had a couple of hours sleep?

brandnewhelsy Sat 21-Jul-07 08:05:25

Oh a*se. Just seen the BBC news - may have to try for tomorrow. Will try and postpone accommodation in Exter. Thanks for your help!

brandnewhelsy Sat 21-Jul-07 08:26:15

DH is dithering because apparently the M5 is moving.. I'm trying to convince him 8 hrs in a car with a 7 and a 3 yr old will NOT be a holiday...

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RedTartanLass Sat 21-Jul-07 08:39:22

No no no is he mad!!! No way!! no way!! People are turning round on the hard shoulder, all sorts of stupid things. It wont get any better.

LunarSea Sat 21-Jul-07 10:07:09

Have a look at http://www.trafficmap.co.uk/ for latest road situation. We were supposed to be going from Warwickshire to Gloucester today, but decided we'd never get there and have stayed at home.

brandnewhelsy Sat 21-Jul-07 10:12:20

We're not going today - have called campsite and hotel, both v relaxed about it, hotel in Exeter said they're expecting lots of cancellations due to the weather, now HOPING to start out early tomorrow am and go straight to Cornwall and stay in hotel on the way back next week.
No food in the house - so Pizza Express for tea!
Aaaaaand breathe.

Budababe Sat 21-Jul-07 10:15:36

Sounds like a good decision. Sensible.

Of course others will decide to carry on and travel and add to the general chaos.

There was a baby boy born on the M5 this morning!

RedTartanLass Sat 21-Jul-07 10:15:45

Thank goodness for that!! Madness to try today.

moljam Sat 21-Jul-07 10:36:41

cornwalls nice weather today but dh got stuck in bristol till late lastnight

moljam Sat 21-Jul-07 10:37:19

where in cornwall are you going?

brandnewhelsy Sat 21-Jul-07 10:52:45

South West.

moljam Sat 21-Jul-07 12:15:03

ah im in north

LIZS Sun 22-Jul-07 12:19:20

Hope you've made it ! We came back yesterday and encountered no problems (didn't go as far up M5 as Bristol though).

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