Drivers' anger after tram crash causes delays of more than two hours on city roads

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It was described as the worst traffic in years - and drivers have been asking why the closure of one road in Nottingham caused such chaos on the roads yesterday.

University Boulevard was closed from 2.30pm until 11pm after a tram was derailed following a collision with a van.

Four people were injured, none of them seriously.

But the incident caused massive disruption in the city centre and Greater Nottingham, with virtually every road gridlocked as drivers struggled to get home.

Nottingham City Transport said its worst-delayed bus was two hours 12 minutes late, and one worker said it was the worst traffic they had seen in eight years at NCT.

The accident in University Boulevard

The accident in University Boulevard

And Nottingham Express Transit said it was an "exceptionally difficult afternoon and evening".

Many drivers reported journeys of 20 minutes to half an hour taking up to two hours.

And a single trip from the city centre to Trent Bridge was taking 40 minutes.

City centre traffic

Many people have taken to social media to ask why the disruption was so great.

Others blamed the WPL.

And this user thinks it will happen again.

The accident in University Boulevard

The accident in University Boulevard

However, others took time out to thank bus drivers caught up in the traffic.