HUMBERSIDE POLICE STATEMENT issued 08:07 this morning (2nd March 2011).
Police were made aware of a blockade at the BP plant in Saltend at approximately 0615hrs with reports of workers blocking the access onto the site due to some sort of industrial dispute.
The exact nature of the dispute is not currently clear. Traffic is not being allowed onto the site by protestors.
There are quite considerable traffic problems being caused in the area including long delays around Preston, the eastbound carriageway of the A1033, Saltend roundabout is reported to be blocked, traffic is backed up as far as Seven Seas roundabout and motorists are stopping their cars as they are stuck. A couple of school buses are also stuck and more traffic will become involved as the roads get busier during the rush hour period.
The Hedon Road westbound slip road is blocked and there is a lot of standing traffic in the area.
Police are in attendance to try and resolve the traffic issues and get vehicles moving.
If motorists can avoid the area they should try to find an alternative route and hopefully the road will be cleared as soon as possible.