London’s roads grind to a halt as people flee the city

London’s roads grind to a halt the night before lockdown as people flee the capital city

Just hours before the country’s second national lockdown comes into effect, the capital’s roads are chock-a-block as people attempt to leave the city.

According to TomTom, congestion levels on Wednesday evening, November 4 are at 102 per cent, a 34 per cent increase on average levels at this time of year. Reports also show that other big cities are seeing a similar exodus, with Birmingham congestion levels at 71 per cent and Liverpool at 59 per cent.

Boris Johnson’s second lockdown is set to last for four weeks and finish on December 2 – a date which the Prime Minister has vowed will not change.

Speaking from Downing Street on Wednesday afternoon the Prime Minister said:

“I know how tough it has been for you and I’m full of admiration for the determination you’ve shown in persevering through this crisis.

“And, believe me, we will end these autumn measures on December 2 when they expire.”


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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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