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Glastonbury 'has worst gridlock in years'

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Glastonbury 'has worst gridlock in years'
Glastonbury Festival revellers are experiencing the worst gridlock in years, it has been reported.

Thousands of music fans have travelled to the festival early to take advantage of the good weather but have spent hours stuck in traffic.

Six miles of tailbacks were reported from the early hours of yesterday morning. "It's never like this on the first day," RAC patrolman Chris Millward said.

"People are coming early because of the weather and getting stuck in the traffic. We are getting the usual calls where people have switched their engines off but listened to the radio and ended up with flat batteries or have overheated."

One festivalgoer said that traffic was at a standstill near the Somerset site from as early as 7.30pm.

"We have been crawling along for three hours. But we don't care, there's not a cloud in the sky, that's the main thing," Jacqui Harrison told thelondonpaper.

137,000 music fans are expected to descend on the field, located next to the village of Pilton.

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