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Delays for motorists in Taunton as sewer collapses

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Wessex Water working to fix problem

  • Repairs might go on until 6pm
  • Three-way traffic lights in operation at Belvedere Road junction

  • Comments


    Somerset_BTGOG 2:20pm Fri 18 Jul 14

    Why don't they work through the night?

    Score: 5
    RightToAnOpinion 4:26pm Fri 18 Jul 14

    Won't notice much difference as traffic moves so slowly through Taunton anyway, 10mph is now speeding in this town.

    Score: 8
    twigimala 6:13pm Fri 18 Jul 14

    Idiots driving down towards station road blocking the junction @Staplegrove road again this morning - should have their licences taken from them

    Score: -1
    RightToAnOpinion 9:56am Sat 19 Jul 14

    twigimala wrote…


    Idiots driving down towards station road blocking the junction @Staplegrove road again this morning - should have their licences taken from them

    No yellow box there to make it illegal, mind you saying that if there was half of em wouldn't know what it meant.

    Score: 3
    Dr Dave 12:43pm Sat 19 Jul 14

    We all like our foul waste to flow away and forget about it? May of the sewers in Taunton (and many other towns...) are over 100 years old and brick-built - nothing like the systems put in place on new builds these days - so I think blaming TDBC/SCC is wholly unfair and unjust!

    Score: 2
    boliston 8:07pm Sun 20 Jul 14

    Somerset_BTGOG wrote…


    Why don't they work through the night?

    Why would they want to wait till nightfall to do the work?

    Score: 5
    somersetvoyager 6:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

    Pictures show queueing traffic on Station Road. What's new?

    Score: 4
    duckface08 2:51pm Thu 24 Jul 14

    Every time I pass " road works " signs in the afternoon I never see any work being done!!! My son in law informs me this is because the workers have to get back to their depots. Not so long ago it was commonplace to see shirtless bronzed workers still working in the afternoon in the summer. What has changed? Is it lack of supervision or have we become a nation of skivers???

    Score: 2
    Dr Dave 7:42am Fri 25 Jul 14

    There could be many reasons - they could have placed concrete around the repair and it needs to cure overnight - no further work could be carried out until it had cured.

    Score: -2

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