The Humber Bridgemaster, Peter Hill, says the bridge has seen "unprecedented levels of traffic" over the last two days because of roadworks on the M180.
He believes it is the first time the tolls have been suspended due to traffic congestion - but that includes last night's suspension between 18:00-19:00 as an emergency measure, due to the same congestion.
He says suspension means that traffic is now flowing freely over the bridge.
The Highways Agency says it is looking at how to reduce the traffic problems caused by roadworks on the M180.
I am very sorry for the long delays experienced over the last two days. My team are revising the schedule to allow us to accelerate the construction work, which will enable us to open one lane of the eastbound M180 by 6am tomorrow morning.
I acknowledge that these closures have been very disruptive to drivers and residents and that the routes around the closure have been heavily congested. To help alleviate the congestion we have agreed with Humber Bridge Authority to suspend the tolls for the next 24 hours to smooth the flow of traffic along the A63 and the bridge and provide a non-tolled alternative to the east coast for drivers avoiding the M180.
Humber Bridge Tolls have been suspended for 24 hours, until midday tomorrow due to the increased traffic levels caused by road works on the M180.
Drivers are being advised to seek alternative routes, as the motorway has been closed eastbound for essential resurfacing work, says the Highways Agency.
Drivers are being diverted via the A18 at junction 1, however the diversion route is heavily congested.
The closure point on the M180 has been amended and is now at junction 1 as the diversion route from this junction is better able to cope with the traffic volumes exiting the M180. This junction 1 to 3 closure will remain in place until Monday 11 August at 6am.
Conservative and Unionist MP for Brigg & Goole, Andrew Percy, has been trying to get the Highways Agency to come up with an alternative plan.
I'm demanding the Highway Agency urgently review their decision to close the M180 totally during the current works.
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The A158 Wragby Road is closed both ways due to gas leak between North Lane (Sudbrooke) and A15 Bunkers Hill (Lincoln).
Early indications are that the road is going to be closed for some time due to the severity of the leak.
SEVERE M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Flushdyke) and J39, A636 (Durkar), because o
Motorists are being warned to expect delays on the roads as the "great getaway" sees thousands of families travel to holiday spots around the country.
The Yorkshire Dales is among the most popular areas for holiday makers as well as the South West, South coast, Wales, Scotland and The Lake District.
According to new research just under half of motorists take their car on holiday, with many travelling to France or Germany.
The study also found that about half will check their tyre tread before setting off while almost one in ten make no checks at all.
British drivers will travel an average of 1,082 miles, those from Yorkshire and the Humber cover slightly less at 1,006 miles on average.
MEDIUM A1 North Yorkshire - Queueing traffic and one lane closed on A1 around the A1(M) J51 junction, because of an accident.
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