Why visitors was so dangerous in Bristol this morning and First Bus providers had been delayed

There was traffic chaos throughout Bristol this morning (September 12) which brought on a lot of the town to turn out to be gridlocked.

In addition to hold-ups in and across the city centre , there was congestion on the M4 and M32 motorways earlier right this moment.

First Bus apologised for the delays whereas many commuters vented their frustration on Twitter .

Becky Smith stated: “Why is Bristol visitors so dangerous this week? A 20 minute drive is taking 1.5 hours.”

Quite a lot of incidents contributed to the heavy visitors many motorists suffered all through right this moment.

A crash on the ring road  sparked lengthy delays within the space whereas an emergency service incident additionally noticed roads closed in the city centre.


We’re nonetheless reporting live traffic updates from in and around Bristol here.

The wet climate earlier seemingly performed an element too. Each time it rains we see extra visitors on the roads, and extra folks utilizing buses as a substitute of strolling or biking to work.

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Fortunately, the climate is because of get higher, with  a mini heatwave predicted for the end of the week .

There may even be  road closures in Bristol this weekend for the Simplyhealth  Great Bristol Half Marathon .

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