Long traffic queues in Newmarket as emergency gas works gets underway

The Tesco store in Newmarket

The Tesco store in Newmarket - Credit: Archant

Traffic was held up in long queues today and motorists became frustrated after workmen were called in to deal with emergency gas work in Newmarket.

Vehicles travelling to and from the Tesco store were being delayed by several minutes close to the work taking place in Fordham Road.

Suffolk police were called in to deal with the problem as heavy traffic built up in the area.

A police spokesman said the work was likely to run into next week as the hole in the road needs to be made bigger to tackle the problem.

“Because it’s the weekend there’s a lot of people out ther and there’s a lot of traffic about,” he said.

Were you held up in the queues today? If so contact the newsroom on 01284 727412 or email russell.cook@archant.co.uk

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