Delays on A30 to Falmouth and Helston due to helicopter

Anyone planning a flying visit to the Falmouth and Helston area via the A30 this evening may need to think again – because a helicopter is causing delays.

Drivers heading westbound on the dual carriageway and onwards towards Truro, Falmouth and Helston may find themselves following a rather slow vehicle.

Because while helicopters are a fast way to travel by air, they are somewhat slower to transport by road.

Falmouth Packet:

The helicopter being transported on the A30. Photo: Alliance Roads Policing 

The aircraft is making its way to Helston’s naval base, RNAS Culdrose.

It is just the body of the helicopter being transported, minus its rotar blades.

Police have put out a warning this evening that journey times could be longer than expected if following the large load.

The Alliance Roads Policing team said: “If you’re heading westbound on the A30 please expect delays heading into Truro,Falmouth and onto Culdrose.”

Posting a photo on Twitter, the team added: “And no it can’t fly – it’s missing a few bits.”