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Hull Live: Breaking news, traffic and travel from Hull and East Yorkshire on March 4
2020-03-04 06:43:00
Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in 8CancelPlay nowWelcome to today's live news blog where you will find all the latest news, traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Hull and East Yorkshire on Wednesday, March 4. If it is happening in our city, you will hear it here first, as well as the latest news from the rest of the country. Our team will keep you up to date with all you need to know throughout the day – from traffic and travel to the latest breaking news. If you spot something going on in the community, please give us a call on 01482 315257 or email Find the latest traffic updates in your area You can also get in touch via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.18:29Road clearedThe accident on the B1230 has now been cleared.18:03B1230 blockedThe B1230 close to the slip road at J37 of the M62 is blocked in both directions following what is believed to be a two-vehicle accident.The crash happened close to the BP garage and it is best to avoid the area.17:03Rush hour trafficIt is busy out there now as everyone heads home from work. Here is a list of congestion to look out for:Beverley Road southbound busy but moving at Dunswell roundabout. Travel time is four minutes.Slow traffic on Leads Road outbound at Sutton Road.Usual slow traffic on Holwell Road outbound at Sutton Road. Heavy traffic on Beverley Road in both directions from Humberfield Roundabout in Hessle to Castle Hill Roundabout in Eppleworth.Slow traffic on Ferensway around Anlaby Road / Carr Lane. Travel time is nine minutes. Queueing traffic on the A164 in both directions at Jocks Lodge in Beverley.Usual congestion on Holderness Road outbound from Mount Pleasant to Saltshouse Road. Travel time is ten minutes. Slow traffic on the A1079 around Dunswell roundabout. Travel time is eight minutes. 14:58Guests allowed to return inside hotelGuests have now been allowed to return inside the hotel after it was deemed safe to do so by the fire service.Read more about what happened here.Emergency services outside the hotel (Image: Hull Live)14:30Royal Hull Hotel evacuatedThe Royal Hull Hotel has been evacuated with fire crews attending in response to a “smell of gas”.Police and a Northern Gas Networks van have also been spotted at the scene.Read our live updates on what is going on here.Guests have been evacuated from the Royal Hotel Hull14:09Level crossing back up and runningCottingham: Thwaite Street Level Crossing has reopened following the earlier issue. Service 104 & 105 can return to normal route.— East Yorkshire (@EYBuses) March 4, 2020 13:39Level crossing problems diverting buses in CottinghamCottingham: Due to Thwaite Street Level crossing been stuck down Service 104 & 105 are currently having to divert via New Village Road.— East Yorkshire (@EYBuses) March 4, 2020 13:35Two arrested after Thorngumbald burglaryTwo men are in custody following a reported burglary at an address in Thorngumbald yesterday morning.Police were called shortly before 12pm to reports that someone had broken into the garage of a property and taken tools and other items from inside before making off in a vehicle.Officers searched the area and a vehicle was stopped a short time later and two men, aged 29 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of burglary. Police said both remain in custody while enquiries continue. 12:42Flooding response moved to ‘recovery phase’The council has announced that its incident response to the flooding in East Yorkshire has been moved to the ‘recovery phase’ as the water in Snaith and East Cowick continues to recede.You can follow our updates on the flooding here.11:22Teen travelled 70 miles to deal drugs in HullA teenager caught red-handed by plain clothes police was part of a county lines gang involved in cuckooing and exploitation.The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, travelled to Hull from Bradford with another man, telling his girlfriend he was going to Hull “to graft”.They took over a flat belonging to man and a woman and supplied them with drugs and used it as a base to deal from in a process known as ‘cuckooing’.But eagle-eyed officers put a halt to the dealing just a day or two after they arrived after spotting them dealing in the street.Read more here.Drugs and cash recovered from a home off Spring Bank in Hull (Image: Humberside Police)10:33St Stephen’s comment on this morning’s evacuationA spokeswoman from St Stephen’s has commented on this morning’s evacuation at the shopping centre, saying it was part of a six-monthly exercise.Read more about it here.10:06The shocking state of busy Hull car parkIt is a welcome to Hull nobody would want.Sleeping bags draping over the stairwell and human excrement wafting through.But this is sadly the state of one of Hull’s busiest car parks.Osborne Street car park is often used by visitors to the city going to concerts at the Bonus Arena or taking in the sights of Hull city centre and the marina.Shocking photos show sick, urine and human excrement.Read more here.Council workers cleaning the stairwell in Osborne Street car park (Image: Peter Harbour)09:37St Stephen’s shopping centre evacuated after ‘fire’St Stephen’s Shopping Centre has been evacuated after reports of a fire.Our reporter is on the scene where “well over 100 people” are waiting outside the shopping centre near the Tesco car park.Follow our live coverage of the incident here.The shopping centre has been evacuated09:02Mum ‘disheartened’ by hit-and-run driver’s sentenceA Hull mum feels “disheartened” after a hit-and-run driver who ploughed into her car causing her life to change “drastically” was jailed for six months.Sally Maxwell, 32, says went from being “a young care free girl” to “aging 20 years” after a hit-and-run driver crashed into her car on February 18, last year.The mum-of-four was driving along Beverley Road with her ex-partner and 14-year-old son Jay when she stopped in the middle of the road to turn right into Cave Street.As she waited for an opportunity to make the manoeuvre, the Hull mum-of four felt a “massive bang” and “shot forward” in her seat after a car smashed into the back of her.Read more here.Michael Reid, 21, made a run for it after the collision in Beverley Road08:36East Yorkshire Buses ‘coping well’ with rush hour trafficTraffic Update: Services are coping well with this morning's peak time traffic. Only a few 10 minute delays reported on Service 63, 66, 103, 104 & 105. Services in Scarborough are all running to time. To track a bus download the East Yorkshire Buses App.— East Yorkshire (@EYBuses) March 4, 2020 08:33Queuing traffic on A63Very slow traffic due to road closures and flooding in Snaith and Chapel Haddlesey on A614 Rawcliffe Road Eastbound from A645 (Drax) to Airmyn Road (Goole).Usual congestion on Ferensway around Anlaby Road. Travel time is six minutes. A164 busy but moving at Toby Carvery roundabout. Usual slow traffic on Beverley Road around Clough Road / Cottingham Road junction. Travel time is 12 minutes. Usual congestion on A63 Clive Sullivan Way and Hessle Road inbound before Mytongate Roundabout. Queueing traffic on A164 in both directions at Jock’s Lodge. Travel time is four minutes. Very slow traffic on Holderness Road inbound from Ings Road to The Mount Retail Park. Travel time is ten minutes.Queuing traffic on A63 at Roger Millward Way roundabout. Travel time is 17 minutes.Queuing traffic on A63 at Mytongate roundabout. Travel time is 17 minutes.08:08Live as we monitor police 999 calls in real timeFrom Humberside Police’s headquarters at Clough Road police station, Hull Live is today given access behind the scenes.Reporter Joanna Lovell is observing a day in the life of the force – a place where no two days are ever the same.Follow our live coverage here.Inside the Humberside Police control room where 999 and 101 calls are answered08:00Brutal killing linked to Gilberdyke waste mountainThe boss of a company linked to a controversial landfill site near Gilberdyke has been convicted of manslaughter.Neil Elliott, 44, was among a gang of men who carried out a brutal revenge attack over a burglary at his daughter’s house.Michael Phillips suffered shocking injuries as he was battered to death at his terraced home in Hartlepool last June.Read more about his links to East Yorkshire here.Convicted (left to right): Neil Elliott, Lee Darby and Anthony Small (Image: Cleveland Police)07:57Check the latest crime stats In Your Area 07:41Hull dad’s incredible gesture for nurses who saved daughterAn east Hull dad and running novice has said he is determined to take on the Humber half marathon in June to raise money for the nurses who saved his baby girl’s life.Harvey Snowden’s fiancée Georgia Forrester, 22, gave birth to their daughter Pixie June on November 16 last year.But her arrival was eight weeks premature and little Pixie, whose weight dropped to just under 4lbs after she was born, was rushed straight to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, where she stayed for two weeks.Read the full story here.Dad Harvey Snowden wants to raise money for Hull’s neona