Wet weather causes rush-hour traffic delays in Portsmouth

Rain caused rush hour delays for drivers
Rain caused rush hour delays for drivers
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Bad weather caused delays for motorists during the morning rush-hour today with lengthy tailbacks on major routes in and out of Portsmouth.

Hampshire County Council, which posts real time traffic information on social networking website Twitter via ROMANSE, reported that traffic was ‘very slow’ travelling out of the city on Eastern Road with delays of about 20 minutes because of the rain.

There were also delays in Stamshaw Road and Kingston Road heading out of the city towards the M275.

Some motorists reported their journeys out of Portsmouth taking up to 30 minutes longer than usual.

One tweet posted on the ROMANSE feed read: ‘In a nutshell, most local routes are extra busy this morning due to the weather, although Hampshire’s motorways are fairly normal.

A later post explained the congestion, stating: ‘Rain. Roadworks. Too many people travelling at the same time of day. Loads of factors.’