A traffic expert has revealed why there seems to be such a large number of break downs on the A63.

There is a collective groan when we hear the news that a lane is blocked while trying to get out of Hull during rush hour.

As the only main arterial road out of the city westbound, any problems on the A63 can quickly cause chaos in Hull city centre.

While there seems to be a large number of accidents on the A63, there are also an annoying amount of breakdowns.

Richard Townend is the city engineer for the traffic and transport network at Hull City Council and has explained why there maybe such a high number of breakdowns causing congestion headaches for Hull.

Watch: Traffic problems after a lorry breaks down on he A63

He said: “Breakdowns on the A63 are the most difficult for us as the road is under Highways England but it does have a knock-on effect for the city centre.

“We seem to have a few breakdowns which we think is down to vehicles coming off the ferry which have been idle for some time which causes engine problems.”

P&O Ferries handle more than one million passengers a year of which a fair number take vehicles while a huge number of lorries carrying cargo lands in Hull as well.

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