Average speed of 5mph in Leeds city centre described as a "car park" by commuters

The AA reported an average speed of 5mph in Leeds city centre this afternoon - described as a "car park" on social media by commuters.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 5:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 5:38 pm

The AA said there are "severe delays" on the A58(M) Inner Ring Road Eastbound between A58 Wellington Road and A58 Clay Pit Lane.

The average speed on the road is just 5mph, the AA said.

Traffic is also very heavy around Kirkstall and on many approaches towards the city centre.

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First West Yorkshire said buses are experiencing delays up to half an hour due to traffic building up around the city centre. cc @adgeohow

An ongoing protest was also included in an AA report: "Slow traffic due to demonstration on A58 West Street around Marlborough Street. "Free Palestine" protest ongoing."

First West Yorkshire said buses are experiencing delays up to half an hour due to traffic building up around the city centre.

However, many Leeds residents have contacted the YEP to complain of longer delays at Westgate and around the centre.

First West Yorks tweeted: "SERVICE UPDATE

"We are currently experiencing delays to some of our Leeds services between 15 and 30 minutes due to traffic building around the city centre.

"Services currently affected are: 2, 3, 3A, 12, 13, 13A, 34, 51, 52"

Services X6 and 72 have been diverted via Wellington Street and King Street due to heavy traffic at Westgate, First bus confirmed.