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Glasto 'open for business' after delays due to traffic snarl-up

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Published 23/06/2016

Festivalgoers arrive for the Glastonbury festival at the Worthy Farm site, Somerset, where heavy rain over a prolonged period has caused isolated flooding and muddy fields
Festivalgoers arrive for the Glastonbury festival at the Worthy Farm site, Somerset, where heavy rain over a prolonged period has caused isolated flooding and muddy fields

Glastonbury Festival has officially "opened for business" after traffic jams caused hours of delay.

Organisers announced the good news saying "everybody is welcome to travel to the site".

Hours earlier they had been forced to plead with festival-goers who had not yet started their journey to the Somerset site to "stay put", after "wet weather and ground conditions" resulted in congestion on surrounding roads.

"We're pleased to report that the festival is fully open for business. Everyone is welcome to travel to the site, where traffic is moving as it usually does for the festival," they said. Festival organiser Emily Eavis had earlier apologised about the traffic delays. She said: "Traffic is improving. We apologise for the delays and are doing our best to move things along as quickly as possible."

Headliners at this year's festival include Adele, Muse and Coldplay.

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