No surprises as Glastonbury Festival causes traffic congestion
Police are “strongly advising” people to avoid travelling on main roads leading to the Glastonbury Festival site in Pilton due to heavy traffic. At the moment, traffic is queuing from the festival site in Pilton along the A361 to West Pennard.
There’s also very heavy traffic on the A37 north and south of the junctions with the A361. The traffic is congested south of the A361 to within a few miles of the A303.
Avon & Somerset Police are advising people to avoid travelling in this area unless it’s absolutely necessary. If you’re planning to travel to the festival, please delay your journey until later in the day or avoid coming to the site today altogether. A temporary campervan/caravan holding site has been set up at Bath & West. Please follow signposts to Drop & Collect.
If you’ve already left, then find somewhere to stop and wait until the traffic congestion situation improves.
We’d also ask people to stay in their cars if possible, so when traffic starts moving it doesn’t cause further delays.