Travel chaos as Brits end Xmas break

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

MO­TORISTS suf­fered travel chaos on the roads yes­ter­day as many Brits re­turned from their Christ­mas hol­i­day breaks.

Traf­fic ex­perts re­ported huge tail­backs and prob­lems on parts of the M6 mo­tor­way in the West Mid­lands and North West, as well as the A1 in Cum­bria, the M1 in the South East and the M25 around Lon­don.

A spokesper­son for the High­ways Agency said: “We are see­ing traf­fic lev­els on mo­tor­ways and ma­jor A-roads in­crease af­ter the fes­tive break.”

The ex­tra con­ges­tion may also have been due to the hugely re­duced rail ser­vices across the UK.

The High­ways Agency also said the huge amount of traf­fic on the roads was as a re­sult of the Box­ing Day sales.

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