Traffic chaos in Leeds as Christmas shoppers cause hour long delays

There is standstill traffic in Leeds today as drivers flock to shopping centres for last minute Christmas buys.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 2:50 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 2:53 pm

First Bus has reported delays of more than an hour to services across Leeds, due to severe traffic around the city centre.

There are also delays near local shopping areas and White Rose Shopping Centre.

One commuter said she missed a medical appointment due to the traffic, despite leaving extra time to get there.

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There is severe traffic across Leeds, particularly around White Rose and the city centre

She said: "I had to wait over 45 minutes for a bus that's meant to be every 10 minutes, so I missed the medical appointment I'd waited four months for.

"I had to rearrange and the earliest one is March 13. I know traffic is busy but that's just taking the mick."

Metro Travel advised customers of severe delays across all services in West Yorkshire, warning that cancellations are likely.