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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