June 20 2013 Latest news:
Story by: ROB SETCHELL, Reporter
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A COLLAPSED manhole has caused traffic chaos in Wisbech today - but engineers are struggling to repair it because of the freezing temperatures.
Traffic backed up on the A47 between Wisbech and Guyhirn this morning after the manhole, maintained by BT, collapsed overnight and prompted a partial road closure.
Engineers were this afternoon working on a “temporary reinstatement” as a permanent repair was not possible because the freezing temperatures were preventing tarmac from setting.
A BT spokesman said: “BT Openreach would like to apologise to those affected by the collapsed manhole and to assure motorists that they are doing everything possible to reinstate the road as quickly as possible.
“Engineers are now on site and carrying out a temporary reinstatement so that the traffic lights can be removed later today.
“A permanent repair will be completed as soon as possible.”