Drivers warned of ‘three-hour window’ to avoid traffic hell during Easter weekend

Millions of Brits are set to hit the roads this Easter weekend - and experts have warned of a three-hour "congestion" window on motorways. Road experts have warned over the swarm of traffic expected nationwide as Good Friday kicks off the Easter weekend. National Highways is expecting a flurry of Brits to use motorways across the Easter weekend.

Experts are advising travellers to be weary of traffic during the three hours on Easter Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 2pm. Darryl Bowman, from Cuvva, said: "Millions of people are gearing up for road trips and getaways to make the most of the upcoming Easter break. "With planned rail engineering works set to cause disruptions, hitting the road seems like the easiest and safest bet, if you want to keep your bank holiday plans on track.", reports Birmingham Live[2]. "Departing early in the morning or later in the afternoon can help you dodge peak congestion times on the road."

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Alice Simpson said: "With Easter falling earlier than usual at the start of the school holidays, it could be 'carmageddon' for holidaymakers across the UK. Anyone who can delay leaving on Thursday March 28 until much later in the evening or set off as early as possible on Good Friday is likely to have a better journey than those who travel during the peak periods of the day." The M6 in the Midlands is going to be very busy, and drivers around Stoke on Trent need to watch out because it's going to be packed this Easter.

The roads will be packed on Good Friday, all through the Easter weekend, and on Easter Monday, which is April 1.

RAC Breakdown's Rod Dennis has some advice for everyone driving over Easter: "With plenty of classic early spring weather[3] over the Easter bank holiday weekend, drivers getting away will definitely need to be on their guard and ready to cope with rapidly changing road conditions."

He added: "Slowing down in the heaviest of downpours on Good Friday and Easter Saturday is a must as stopping distances will be far greater."


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