A busy day at the shops, the rain, and lunchtime traffic seems to have been a bad combination at Clifton Moor in York today.
Traffic was described by one visitor as ‘gridlocked’ around McDonalds.
Staff from the restaurant were trying to direct cars through themselves.
One witness said they had witnessed the jams both on their way to the Vue cinema – and three hours later when they went home.
He said: “Staff from McDonald’s are stopping traffic in an attempt to get people out.”