Drivers queue for hours following A39 Devoran crash

This is The West Country: Drivers queue for hours following A39 Devoran crash Drivers queue for hours following A39 Devoran crash

Motorists were trapped in commuter hell yesterday after a three-car crash near Devoran left some drivers queuing for two hours.

A Peugeot from Helston, a Nissan from Loswithiel and a Volvo from Hampshire collided at 3.25pm on the A39 at Devoran, at the bottom of the Carnon Downs roundabout.

Seven people were described as “walking wounded” by police, who said there were no serious injuries sustained.

However, the closure of the road between the roundabout through to Treluswell meant a logistical nightmare for motorists on the main road between Truro and Falmouth.

They were forced to divert through the surrounding back roads, causing major snarl ups.

One driver reported taking two and a half hours to get between Truro and Porthleven.

Another, trying to get from Falmouth past Truro, wrote on Facebook: “One mile in an hour. A39 gridlock. Going home.”

The road finally reopened at 6.30pm, following the main rush hour.

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10:45am Fri 11 Jul 14

sandy54 says...

I was caught up in that caos ,just glad they were all ok , I was on a bus just behind the crash site on way to truro ,we were held up for approx. 1hr and a half
I was caught up in that caos ,just glad they were all ok , I was on a bus just behind the crash site on way to truro ,we were held up for approx. 1hr and a half sandy54
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11:21am Fri 11 Jul 14

Cornish Crusader says...

Glad everyone was OK ...just surprised more accidents don't happen there. The approach to the roundabout is too fast - either a filter lane or, rumble strips on the approach might deter the mad chaos on the roundabout itself.
Glad everyone was OK ...just surprised more accidents don't happen there. The approach to the roundabout is too fast - either a filter lane or, rumble strips on the approach might deter the mad chaos on the roundabout itself. Cornish Crusader
  • Score: 4

1:27pm Fri 11 Jul 14

GrahamHarris says...

Why was the road to Falmouth closed if the accident was on the roundabout? Get the cars shifted and let everyone filter through. It's unbelievable how often the main road between Falmouth and Truro is closed because of an incident.

Coming down from Carnon is like a racetrack though, there's two lanes going rapidly downhill and many cars will overtake at 70 or 80. There probably should be a sign saying BRAKE NOW about 100 yards from the bottom?
Why was the road to Falmouth closed if the accident was on the roundabout? Get the cars shifted and let everyone filter through. It's unbelievable how often the main road between Falmouth and Truro is closed because of an incident. Coming down from Carnon is like a racetrack though, there's two lanes going rapidly downhill and many cars will overtake at 70 or 80. There probably should be a sign saying BRAKE NOW about 100 yards from the bottom? GrahamHarris
  • Score: 9

2:17pm Fri 11 Jul 14

victoriameldrew says...

seven police were described as walking wounded - another proof reading c*** up!!
seven police were described as walking wounded - another proof reading c*** up!! victoriameldrew
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