DRIVERS were delayed on the A49 today, but not for a reason they might normally think.

A steam roller, thought to be on the way to Old Timers Festival at Woofferton tomorrow, was causing tailbacks as it travelled north through the area.

Drivers said the vintage vehicle was driving at no more than 10mph, and one said it didn’t pull over.

“That steam roller added 45 minutes to my journey from Hereford,” said Karina Rogers, who was driving from Hereford to Whitchurch.

“I’m a regular traveler on the A49 so I always give myself an hour extra but what about other people?

“He certainly didn’t pull into a lay-by and he had chance to when I finally got close and realised what the hold up was.”