SEACLOSE PARK, England, June 22 (UPI) -- Hundreds of British festival-goers were forced to sleep in their cars as heavy rain caused them to be stranded on the Isle of Wight, officials said.
About 600 Isle of Wight Festival-goers slept in their cars on docked ferries Thursday night, as the boats could not head for the mainland because of traffic buildup on the island, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Heavy rains caused huge delays in parking and resulted in deadlocked traffic as festival-goers got stuck in mud.
Organizers said anyone still planning on attending the festival, which ends Sunday, should cross the Solent without their cars.
"If you are on the mainland we are advising people not to travel by car," said a festival spokeswoman. "There is a ferry service for foot passengers and this will be the easiest route. We are sorry for any disruptions caused."
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