Caravanners advised against heading to Glastonbury 2016 due to adverse weather

Get your wellies at the ready - it's gonna be a muddy one
Get your wellies at the ready - it's gonna be a muddy one

Wednesday, 22, Jun 2016 12:13

by Joe Jeffrey

Festival goers travelling to Glastonbury urged to think twice over travelling to festival

People travelling to Glastonbury by car, caravan and motorhome have been urged to think twice before travelling to the event due to congestion caused by wet weather and adverse ground conditions.

Festival organisers have taken to Twitter to advise those looking to attend Glastonbury to currently stay where they are rather than continuing on with the journey, despite a slight improvement in conditions.

An official statement from Glastonbury read: "The current wet weather and ground conditions are still causing heavy traffic congestion around the Glastonbury Festival site, but we're pleased to announce the picture is improving.

"Our advice for those yet to set off by car/campervan is still to remain where you are for the time being, please. Because of the reduction in traffic approaching the area, queues are not currently getting worse and traffic is making it onto the site.

"if you have set off and have yet to reach the site, there is no need to rush. Take your time and stop off. The longer you leave it the less you will have to queue. Remember the Festival's entertainment does not begin until Friday. Gates are open, but there is plenty of capacity in the camping areas.

The statement also went on to advise that a temporary campervan/caravan holding site has been set up at Bath & West. Travellers have been asked to follow signposts to 'Drop & Collect' in order to take full advantage of it.

The Met Office posted a weather update on its official Twitter account today (Wednesday) saying: "Further outbreaks of #rain over #Glastonbury this morning, adding to the already very wet ground conditions," following reports of the festival site becoming somewhat of a mudbath earlier in the week as boggy fields and submerged paths began to appear.

Avon and Somerset Police also weighed in on the warning issued by festival organisers, stating: "We're 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.

"If you've already left, then find somewhere to stop and wait until the traffic congestion situation improves.

"A temporary campervan and caravan holding site has been set up at the Bath & West Showground.

"We'd also ask people to stay in their cars if possible, so when traffic starts moving it doesn't cause further delays."

AA president Edmund King also warned of "heavy and widespread congestion" on the roads around the festival site, including severe delays on the A361, A37 and A39.

"We would advise festival-goers not yet on the approaches to Glastonbury to travel later," he said.

Are you heading to Glastonbury today? If so, let us know how you're getting along or what alternative measures you've taken to ensure a more comfortable journey.

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