Heavy traffic, accident and A38 debris keep Plymouth police busy
HEAVY traffic on routes in and out of the Plymouth area has kept police busy on the roads today.
An estimated million visitors were expected to head to the Westcountry this bank holiday weekend, with sunny weather forecast.
Police said they had dealt with broken down vehicles, accidents and debris falling into the A38.
A broken down lorry near ASDA caused delays in the Estover area this morning.
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Police and paramedics were then called to the scene when a motorist collided with a wall in Glenholt.
There has been heavy traffic on the M5 and other major routes across the region.
In one incident police had to recover debris including two bicycles and a tent from the outside lane of the A38 at Manadon.
Plympolicewco tweeted a picture of the items, saying: "Just recovered from the outside lane. #A38 #Manadon. The owner didn't stop and may not find out until they try to pitch the tent.
"Our Roads Policing Units are being kept very busy. Keeping the roads in and out of the counties free from debris and broken down vehicles.
"Just remember, there are a lot of drivers using our local roads who may not be familiar with the layout."
Earlier in the morning there were reports of a carpet and timber in the road on the Plymouth-bound A38 near South Brent.