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Coca-Cola Christmas truck visit causes traffic gridlock chaos trapping drivers

The normally festive occasion caused chaos at the Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow - and motorists said they felt like 'prisoners'

The Coca-Cola truck - a normally joyous moment in the year for UK's cities when it visits - has caused a major gridlock in Glasgow by 'trapping' unhappy drivers in a car park for more than two hours.

Chaos ensued after crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the famous festive vehicle at Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow on Saturday.

But instead of kicking off the Christmas season in style, the attraction left drivers inside the car park furious and resulted in high levels of traffic, reports Glasgow Live.

Motorists stuck in the parking area took to social media to vent their rage, blaming 'horrific management' and calling the Saturday night traffic jam a 'disgrace' and 'absolutely ridiculous'.

Drivers were 'prisoners' inside the Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow (Image: Twitter)

The Coca-Cola truck caused gridlock in the city (Image: Twitter)
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A tweet from Silverburn shopping centre admitted that high volumes of traffic are down to the visit from the Coca-Cola truck, explaining that 'over 40 staff members are on the ground assisting in traffic direction' and that they are doing their 'utmost to alleviate the situation'.

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The Coca-Cola truck is set to roll into Asda Robsoyton on Sunday between 11am and 7pm.

Motorists had already been experiencing traffic build up in Glasgow on Saturday with the Little Mix and Bananarama gigs at the Hydro and SEC Centre respectively.

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