Heavy traffic in Gloucester city centre
Heavy traffic is being reported around Gloucester city centre this afternoon.
Thousands of people descended on the city for the impressive Gloucester Quays Victorian Market, while many more have come to watch the rugby at Kingsholm Stadium.
Bumper-to-bumper traffic was being reported on some roads, while one woman says she couldn't get out of a car park for two hours.
The busy roads have also been reflected in the shopping areas, with The Eastgate shopping centre looking busier than ever with Christmas shoppers.
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A police spokeswoman said the combination of the rugby match, Christmas markets and people converging on the city to do their Christmas shopping had created a traffic blockage.
She said: "It was just a combination of things all happening at the same time.
"It was gridlocked for a while and I think it was made worse because people were all trying to leave the city before the rain arrived.
"Thankfully, by about 3.30pm the worst of the queues had started to disperse."