Mixed weather and congestion in store over bank holiday weekend

Two of the main routes in to Norfolk are predicted to be among the routes with most congestion in the country as the bank holiday weekend gets underway.

Today is set to be the busiest day for traffic and the AA has listed the A11 northbounds past Elveden towards Thetford and the A47 from Peterborough eastbound towards the county as among the roads likely to be the busiest.

Nationally around 15 million cars expected on the roads over the weekend and drivers have been warned not to risk running out of fuel as call-outs increase.

Keith Miller, of the AA, said: 'While it's not going to be quite as busy on the roads as it was at Easter, many people will still take advantage of the three-day weekend to get out and about, so some localised congestion is inevitable in many areas regardless of the weather.'

Commenting on the impact of record fuel prices, Mr Miller said: 'Since the start of the year, we've seen an 18 per cent increase in people running out of fuel and we now attend around 450 cases a week on average. Not only is it an inconvenience but it can be potentially dangerous too, as cars often just cut out without warning, which could leave you and your family in a vulnerable position.'

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