Heavy traffic remains in Portsmouth city centre after earlier Black Friday gridlock

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MOTORISTS driving in Portsmouth city centre are still facing heavy traffic following the earlier gridlock. 

Drivers were this morning warned off ‘severe’ disruptions on the M275 southbound and AA traffic is reporting that congestion and slow traffic remains on the motorway this evening. 

Traffic map shows congestion throughout the city this evening. Picture: Google

Traffic map shows congestion throughout the city this evening. Picture: Google

The annual Black Friday sales are taking place in shops across the city centre and at Gunwharf Quays today and the Victorian Christmas Festival starts at the Historic Dockyard. 

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AA Traffic is showing slow traffic across the city centre this evening including around Gunwharf Quays, Old Portsmouth and the city centre. 

Portsmouth City Council earlier advised that anyone planning on travelling into the city for the Black Friday sales or the market at the Historic Dockyard in The Hard should use the Park and Ride service. 

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The bus, which leaves every seven to eight minutes, is described as being ‘the easy way to reach the city centre shops and Gunwharf Quays’ and users can get off at The Hard. 

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