Will traffic jams between Hunstanton and King’s Lynn put you off visiting the coast over the Bank Holiday weekend?

PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 April 2017 | UPDATED: 20:36 11 April 2017

Traffic comes to a standstill on the A149 coast road at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Traffic comes to a standstill on the A149 coast road at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop


Most days, it would take you less than 30 minutes to get from Hunstanton to King’s Lynn.

But on Sunday, some drivers took hours to travel the 20 miles or so as the coast road ground to a standstill. Will the traffic put you off coming up to the coast over the Bank Holiday weekend?

Traffic was queued from Lynn back along Hunstanton’s Cromer Road, past the Glebe House School, with drivers reduced to a crawl.

Earlier, unseasonal warm weather brought sunseekers flocking to the coast in droves. But as the mercury topped 20C and the car parks filled up at Holkham and Wells, it was only ever going to have one outcome, when all the day trippers headed for home.

By the early evening, @suffolknorfolktravel reported that there were “severe delays” on the A149 at Hunstanton and Castle Rising. A few miles away on the Dersingham by-pass, speeds were down to 10mph. Jams lasted well into the evening.

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