PHOTOS: Traffic gridlock in Leeds city centre as motorists face Christmas rush misery

Traffic gridlock outside Leeds station

Traffic gridlock outside Leeds station

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Traffic is gridlocked in Leeds city centre as commuters battle to get home for the Christmas break.

These photos, taken outside Leeds train station this evening, show drivers and buses battling to make it through the city centre.

Traffic gridlock outside Leeds station

Traffic gridlock outside Leeds station

First Bus announced huge bus delays this afternoon due to the storms: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/traffic-delays-of-up-to-an-hour-and-a-half-on-leeds-buses-1-8304693

And the extreme weather has also affected planes landing at Leeds Bradford Airport: http://yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/video-planes-struggle-to-land-at-leeds-bradford-airport-due-to-extreme-storm-barbara-winds-1-8304938
Here is the current Storm Barbara weather forecast:

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