Drivers’ nightmare as Humber Bridge and M180 closures in place…

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Drivers’ nightmare as Humber Bridge and M180 closures in place…

Drivers’ nightmare as Humber Bridge and M180 closures in place at same time on Saturday night
2021-10-10 13:56:00
Commuters faced a “nightmare journey” on Saturday night after the temporary closure of the Humber Bridge and a closure on the M180. Hull Live told earlier this week how the Humber Bridge would be closed for the night this weekend to all drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Bridge managers said roads would close in both directions from 9pm on Saturday, October 9, with the the bridge expected to reopen at 7am on Sunday, October 10. Click here for more traffic and travel stories. The bridge, which has just celebrated its 40th birthday, has only been closed to traffic twice before in its history. The authority said the complete closure was necessary for vital maintenance work.. It meant motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians would all have to use alternative routes. But, it would seem, that coupled with a closure on the M180 – which Hull Live understands was part of ongoing carriageway improvements – caused a headache for many drivers on Saturday night. Find the latest traffic and travel news in your area Harriet Black, 33, of Grimsby, had been visiting friends in Leeds and was making her way home when she came across the closures. “It was a nightmare,” she said. “The slip on the M62 to join the M18 was closed. Then three junctions on the M180 are closed which is the main road into Grimsby.” She says she then planned to travel home via the Humber Bridge but says she did not see any signs about the bridge closure until about two minutes before she reached it. “You get about two minutes from the Humber Bridge and that’s when there was a sign saying it’s closed,” she said. After circling around the roundabout a couple of times, she pulled into the Wingfield Farm pub car park to try to figure out how she would get home and says many others were also doing the same. “You could see everyone looking at their phone, looking at their maps, ringing people,” she explained. The 33-year-old said, after some help from her mum, who rang Humberside Police and Highways England for advice, she managed to get home. “I had to [drive down] the A63, up to the M62 and take the slip as though I was going towards Scunthorpe,” she said. “That was when there was finally a diversion. “I left Leeds at 8.15pm and I got home at 11.30pm. I was really upset because I just didn’t know what I was going to do.” Your Hull Live email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Hull and East Yorkshire direct to your inbox with the free Hull Live newsletters. You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here Ms Black, who was travelling on her own and needed to get home to her dog, said it seemed like “madness” that both closures were in place at the same time. “I am not a nervous driver at all,” she said. “I was upset because I was getting stressed out about my dog.” Meanwhile one man said he faced a “nightmare journey” on Saturday night too. “Nightmare journey home last night for people who went to

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