A lane on a major road out of Hull was closed by police on Wednesday evening.

It was closed on the A63 westbound between the Humber bridge and Hallmark hotel.

A witness said police were at the scene on the road.

They said: “Lane two closed westbound under Humber Bridge to Hallmark hotel junction. Not sure why just police parked up."

Traffic management system INRIX said workers were in the road attempting to repair a "damaged carriageway" at around 12.50pm.

One lane was shut at around 1pm, however this was cleared at around eight minutes later, according to highways England. One lane was shut, but this was quickly reopened while the carriageway was repaired.

Follow our dedicated live blog below for what happened after the road was closed on the A63.

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Highways England confirm drain cover came loose

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “A drain cover came loose and so the lane was shut so Highways England workers could inspect it.”

Rush hour traffic

Here are the latest traffic hotspots in Hull and East Yorkshire as one lane remains closed on the A63 westbound:

Blue lights flashing

A driver on the A63 said:

“A63 westbound backed up under the Humber bridge. Blue lights flashing. Not sure if left lane open.”

Drain cover dislodged

A spokesperson for Humberside police has confirmed that the closure is due to a drain cover that has become “dislodged”.

Highways maintenance are on the scene.

Motorway maintenance arriving

One witness at the scene said:

“Cops closed a section off near Ferriby in outside lane, no other cars though.

“Motorway maintenance just arriving, a problem with road maybe ?”