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DRIV­ERS are be­ing warned to ex­pect huge de­lays this week­end as around NINE MIL­LION ve­hi­cles de­scend on the roads and mo­tor­ways for the start of the sum­mer get­away.

Satur­day will be busiest, say the RAC, with 3.4m jour­neys – but Fri­day could also see clogged-up roads as trav­ellers com­pete with evening com­muters.

On Sun­day, some 2.8m driv­ers are ex­pected to head out for hol­i­days, or for a day trip.

The RAC pre­dicts 37 mil­lion leisure trips in to­tal for the first two weeks of the school hol­i­days.

Fam­i­lies hop­ing to be­gin their hol­i­day by driv­ing off into the sun could also be dis­ap­pointed.

The Met Of­fice said the UK will be “gen­er­ally un­set­tled” on Fri­day and Satur­day, with “show­ers or longer spells of rain”.

More than 200 road­works on mo­tor­ways and A-roads are also planned.

How­ever, High­ways Eng­land said much of the work would be car­ried out overnight.

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