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"Great getaway": expect long delays on roads in our region

Today is the first Friday of the school holidays - which traditionally causes lengthy traffic jams. Drivers in our region could see their journeys lengthened by up to an extra 50 per cent today - particularly before 10am and after 6pm, as families venture off on holiday.

Here is a list of the roads in our region which are most likely to have delays:

  • A170 between A1 and Scarborough - 25 minutes
  • A64 between York and Scarborough - 15 minutes
  • A166 between York and Bridlington - 15 minutes
  • M18/M180 between Sheffield and Grimsby - 20 minutes
  • A14 between Midlands and East Coast - 40 minutes
  • A158 between Lincoln and Skegness - 20 minutes


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Huddersfield-based charity Brake says people are quick to blame other drivers for dangerous behaviour:


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Police have closed a road in Sheffield after workmen uncovered an 'unidentified item'.

Officers were called to Sheffield Road, Tinsley shortly before 10am today and a cordon has been set up as a precaution while specialists investigate.

Properties in the area have been evacuated and motorists are being asked to take alternative routes as there are significant traffic delays.

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