Glastonbury fans get stuck in the mud

Thousands are left stranded because of bad weather

Thousands of festival-goers trying to leave the Glastonbury Festival were held up yesterday (June 25) following bad weather.

Cars and camper vans got stuck in the mud for hours as the rain continued to fall on Worthy Farm.

Many vehicles had to be towed out of car parks and some revellers complained that they had barely moved in the space of nine hours.

Even off site there were bumper-to-bumper traffic queues running through Pilton Village and on the A303.

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said there was nothing more that could be done to get people off the site.

He said that anyone in real difficulty was urged to go to the welfare centre, that the campsite was “going strong” and the situation would eventually be resolved.

Police handed out 3,000 space blankets to travellers and the Red Cross were treating queues at the railway station at Castle Cary.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said they were doing all they could to help revellers despite the difficult conditions.

He added: “Police at the festival worked with the organisers and Mendip District Council to help ensure the welfare of festival-goers leaving the site.

“Provisions and contingencies between all agencies involved in the festival were used to ensure festival-goers had as quick and safe a journey home as possible.”

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