November 30, 2010 8.50 pm This story is over 159 months old

Lincoln recovers from traffic carnage

Gridlock: Traffic came to a stand still in Lincoln, as icy roads and snow brought the city to its knees.

8.50pm — Traffic is now slowly recovering in the city. Snow if forecast for Wednesday, December 1 as well, and slow traffic in and around the city is expected again. Motorists are advised to drive carefully.

Meanwhile, keep updated with the latest traffic incidents from our traffic page.

8.32pm — Traffic downhill seems to be clearing up.

8.17pm — Police: Cross O’Cliffe Hill up the hill is clear . Down the hill is closed due to black ice for near future.

8.11pm — Report: There’s a gritter stuck in the queue to get to Gt Northern Terrace which can’t get reloaded to get back out again.

8.09pm — Lincs Highways: There are only TWO gritters in the whole of Lincoln/

7.49pm — Police reportedly say every road in the city is now considered ‘treacherous’.

7.17pm — People are now helping drivers to push cars uphill.

6.49pm — Situation on High Street and Tritton Road seems to be improving. Delays on East Cost line. All trains reportedly leaving Lincoln as normal.

6.15pm — Gritters are also stuck in the city-wide gridlock. Some people are queueing in traffic for up to 3 hours. People in buses stuck in traffic are leaving on foot.

6pm — SEVERE TRAFFIC WARNING: Due to the weather conditions and the closure of Lindum Hill (going up only), there is A COMPLETE GRIDLOCK IN LINCOLN CITY CENTRE, and is affecting the roads outside the city as well.

Police ask that anyone who can remain at home or work for two more hours should do so to prevent any further gridlock issues in the city. Police ask no vehicles to be abandoned, as this will cause further problems and restrict emergency vehicles.

Brayford Wharf East to Ropewalk in a gridlock.

Ropewalk to Tritton Road queue.

5.20pm queueing to Tritton Road.