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Cornwall braces for Bank Holiday boost as great getaway gets underway
4:40pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Businesses are getting set for a late season boost as good weather is expected to bring an influx of visitors to Cornwall.
Nationally it is estimated that four million people will be taking a short "staycation" in the UK, with many winding their way to Cornwall's beaches and atarctions.
Motoring groups are expecting the busiest traffic on the roads Friday, as the bank holiday weekend begins.
Motoring organisations expect numbers to fluctuate with the weather forecast, and while the Met Office has dampened earlier hopes of a heatwave, the weather is set to be fine and sunny through the weekend and into next week in Cornwall.
According to a VisitEngland survey, more than 2 million more people were waiting on the weather before deciding on a short break at home.
The Highways Agency has suspended 151 miles of roadworks for the weekend, which it said meant that 98% of England's motorways and other strategic roads would be free from roadworks. The AA and Trafficmaster expect to be hotspots include the A303 westbound from M3 junction 8 to the A30 at Upottery, Devon.
Network Rail and train operators said it would be a relatively trouble free bank holiday for most passengers as many planned works are due to be carried out on Sunday.
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