BRITAIN’S traditional Easter traffic jams have been blighted by heavy rain for the third successive year.
Hard-working families who spend all winter dreaming of being trapped in a boiling car on the M4 for eight hours saw their dreams ruined.
Stephen Malley, from Richmond, said: “The kids have been looking forward to this for ages and we’d got everything in – melting chocolate, scribbled-in activity books, the third CD of a Lee Child audiobook stuck in the stereo.
“A few hours of that and we’d have been avoiding each other for the rest of the year, but instead the relentless drumming of rain on the roof while we were warm and dry raised all our spirits.
“I tried to bring the rancour back with a game of I-Spy, but visibility was so low we couldn’t even get in a good argument about that.
“The family ended up getting on really well and planning more days out. It was an absolute disaster.”