Wellington relief road to remain shut until this evening, says County Council

Wellington relief road to remain shut until late Weds, says County Council

Wellington relief road to remain shut until late Weds, says County Council

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REPAIR work following a massive diesel spill which closed the A38 Wellington relief road, resulting in traffic chaos, will continue well into today, says Somerset County Council.

Somerset County Council Highways teams are resurfacing a quarter of a mile of the road between Hoyles Road and Swains Lane which has been closed since lunchtime yesterday (Tuesday July 8) following the spill from a fuel tanker.

The aim is for the road to be reopened this evening, depending on the full extent of the damage.

Work on another road in the county has been postponed to allow highways to tackle the A38 immediately.

Motorists can expect high levels of traffic through Wellington town centre today and are advised to avoid and use the motorway instead if possible.

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5:28am Wed 9 Jul 14

Dr Dave says...

With temporary traffic lights in Mantle Street, it has been chaos all day long! Couldn't have been any worse when the M5 was shut.....
With temporary traffic lights in Mantle Street, it has been chaos all day long! Couldn't have been any worse when the M5 was shut..... Dr Dave
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6:59am Wed 9 Jul 14

acourse says...

Nearly a mile queue of cars coming into Wellington around 6:00pm yesterday, Another abandoned Wessex Water job with a caged off hole in the road and a mini digger. Please Wessex Water, If you start a job, finish it and stop this terrible disruption to the travelling public.
Nearly a mile queue of cars coming into Wellington around 6:00pm yesterday, Another abandoned Wessex Water job with a caged off hole in the road and a mini digger. Please Wessex Water, If you start a job, finish it and stop this terrible disruption to the travelling public. acourse
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9:09am Wed 9 Jul 14

Man of the people says...

Dr Dave wrote:
With temporary traffic lights in Mantle Street, it has been chaos all day long! Couldn't have been any worse when the M5 was shut.....
I think the temporary traffic lights helped to an extent. If they weren't there traffic would just keep coming from one direction and not give the other side chance to go through.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Dave[/bold] wrote: With temporary traffic lights in Mantle Street, it has been chaos all day long! Couldn't have been any worse when the M5 was shut.....[/p][/quote]I think the temporary traffic lights helped to an extent. If they weren't there traffic would just keep coming from one direction and not give the other side chance to go through. Man of the people
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