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Furious motorists in Manchester spend hours in weekend traffic gridlock

The Car Hire Manchester Airport team could only sympathise for those who were stuck in the traffic jams on Sunday, with a number of different events taking place in a small area. 

Motorists in Manchester spent a portion of their weekend stuck in traffic around the Trafford Centre as queues built up resulting in some calling the police. The combination of bad weather, thousands of visitors attending the Ideal Home Exhibition at Event City, the Parklife festival in Heaton Park, plus roadworks were all factors in the traffic gridlock.

The M60 was backed up with traffic between J17 and J10, with the police advising drivers to find an alternative route. While they did confirm calls had been received, Greater Manchester Police said they could not do anything, and traffic management was an issue for the council.

Many of the angry motorists ended up taking to social media to voice their frustrations, some going a little over the top by claiming the Ideal Home Exhibition was ‘ruining’ their lives and others suggesting that parking in the Trafford Centre was not as freely available as was being claimed.