A149 coast road between Hunstanton and King’s Lynn was gridlocked as sunseekers flocked to the beach
- Credit: Archant
Most days, it would take you less than 30 minutes to get from King's Lynn to Hunstanton.
But last night drivers took hours to travel the 20 miles or so as the coast road ground to a standstill.
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.
You may also want to watch:
By the early evening, @suffolknorfolktravel reported that there were 'severe delays' on the A149 at Hunstanton and Castle Rising, on the outskirts of Lynn.
A few miles away on the Dersingham by-pass, where the limit is 60mph, speeds were down to 10mph. Jams lasted well into the evening.
- 1 People queue at Norwich Primark an hour before 7am reopening
- 2 'We haven't slept': Primark shoppers queue outside city store from 3am
- 3 Woman found dead in country park is named
- 4 Couple sell 'amazing' converted water mill after two-year renovation
- 5 Hospital's walk-in vaccine clinic suspended after poor attendance
- 6 Streets of Norwich packed as lockdown rules ease
- 7 Lanes closed after lorry hits A47 central reservation
- 8 Eight pints pulled in first three minutes as pub's 'happy hour' returns
- 9 Boss says sorry for fake worker's 'vile' comments about Prince Philip
- 10 Landmark seaside hotel serves 100 by midday as lockdown eases