So on Saturday we went to Wales to close down our caravan. On the way home the traffic was flowing smoothly till outside Bristol where we saw a sign telling us there was congestion between Junctions 18 & 17. A little nearer anther one flashed up saying the time to the junction 15 was an hour. This did no bode well and sure enough just past junction 18 we hit the traffic which slowed down to a crawl, a little further along we noticed the far lane was closed and guessed there had been an accident. This meant all the numpties in the fast lane would stay there as long as possible and cause everyone hassle pushing in
A bit nearer out fears were realised when we saw this sign saying closed down and a car upside down. It may look comical but in reality that does happen quite a lot. A couple of motorway patrol cars went past in the emergency lane
The we saw where the problem was, the whole central barrier had gone
Then we passed who I think was the culprit, a Chelsea Tractor
with the front wheel and suspension gone . It had been dragged away to the emergency lane, the person who was driving no doubt lost control causing the jam we had to put up with. Still on the bright side they will loose their no claims and with luck the Range Rover will be written off. As we cleared the conjestion the motor way on the otherside was
begining to back up and for the next few miles the traffic was jammed up
just like we had gone through.
Hope the had a Merry Christmas (not) for the trouble they put not only the people using the motorway but the emergency services and guys who will have to repair what they did which hopefully will end up with the person who caused the problem