Saturday, 19 June 2021

Emergency sewer works cause traffic chaos

TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill by emergency sewer works in Thames Side, Henley, on Wednesday.

TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill by emergency sewer works in Thames Side, Henley, on Wednesday.

A Thames Water van was parked at the side of the road while workers helped to clean a pipe in Hart Street.

However, a 12m long Tesco delivery lorry was unable to get past for half an hour, causing traffic to clog up behind.

Speaking at the scene, driver Michael Knott said: ?I?m not happy about it but I can?t get through and there?s not a lot I can do. I couldn?t see there was work going on so I came straight across the junction [with Hart Street] and I was already here before I realised what had happened. It?s not like I can turn around.?

A Thames Water spokesman said: ?We?re sorry for the disruption caused by this emergency job to clean a sewer pipe in Hart Street. Our engineer was required to monitor the footage from a CCTV camera in the pipe while the inside of the sewer was cleared. This was a must-do job to prevent sewer flooding in Henley.?

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