Drivers stuck in jam nightmare

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic backs up on the Wessex Way at Springbourne after a crash northbound on the Spur Road between the Cooper Dean and Blackwater junctions. Picture: Richard Crease. Traffic backs up on the Wessex Way at Springbourne after a crash northbound on the Spur Road between the Cooper Dean and Blackwater junctions. Picture: Richard Crease.

ANOTHER day. Another traffic jam.

This time it’s the A338 Wessex Way in Bournemouth.

Yesterday a single-vehicle accident near the Cooper Dean roundabout just before 6am managed to snarl up most of the immediate area for nearly three hours.

And a series of minor accidents added to the misery. It wasn’t until nearly 11am that traffic was flowing freely.

Read our live blog of the traffic chaos

One motorist contacted the Echo to say that a journey that would normally take about 20 minutes took him an hour and a half. And he wasn’t alone.

One said that he drove around for two hours before heading back home. Another said they gave up trying to take a child to school.

We wish all the drivers involved in the crashes well and speedy recoveries to all those injured.

Something must be done to ensure accidents that happen outside rush hour do not impact on busy times.

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12:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

jeebuscripes says...

"Something must be done to ensure accidents that happen outside rush hour do not impact on busy times."

Any ideas? No suggestions?
"Something must be done to ensure accidents that happen outside rush hour do not impact on busy times." Any ideas? No suggestions? jeebuscripes

3:20pm Wed 14 Nov 12

FNS-man says...

Strange, I managed to cruise round the roundabout with ease.
Strange, I managed to cruise round the roundabout with ease. FNS-man

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