Popped into town to pick up a couple of things and managed to avoid the traffic problems as I left. Firstly the main road south, the one I usually use, was closed to allow the air ambulance to land after a serious accident. Another road I might have gone down was closed at the same time because armed police were making an arrest at a block of flats. The roads were a nightmare and ground to a halt but I missed it all by about five minutes.
Up early tomorrow as I'm out bird-watching - really looking forward to it!