A multi-vehicle crash on the A396 in Devon, England led to major traffic disruptions on Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. on the A396 near Bickleigh, blocking the roadway in both directions.
According to traffic monitoring site Inrix, the accident caused queueing traffic between Bickleigh and Tiverton. Bus route 55 was forced to divert via the M5 motorway due to the closure.
Stagecoach confirmed its Route 55 buses were diverting around the crash site using the M5. The company tweeted apologies for the inconveniences caused by the necessary diversion.
The A396 reopened around 4 p.m. once the wreckage was cleared from the multi-vehicle collision. Investigations into the cause and any potential injuries remain ongoing. Traffic flow in the area has now returned to normal following the hours-long disruption on Thursday afternoon.
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