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Severe traffic delays due to emergency repairs

PUBLISHED: 17:12 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 17:22 09 January 2019

The emergency roadworks caused widespread traffic including past The Dolphin pub Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The emergency roadworks caused widespread traffic including past The Dolphin pub Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A construction site caused mass delays on the A120 in Essex after emergency road works were needed on the road.

There were long delays on Coggeshall Road in both directions at the street, affecting traffic between Braintree and Coggeshall.

This was due to a broken manhole cover in the village of Bradwell on the A120.

The incident was first reported to the AA traffic site at 10.45am today with severe traffic hitting the area.

Delays of up to 30 minutes were seen further down the road as vehicles ground to halt from Coggeshall Road and past The Dolphin pub.

Queuing traffic built on the eastbound side for the A131 Roundabout.

On the westbound side, motorists were stick as far back as West Street.

This caused traffic in other areas with tailbacks building on the A120 eastbound down to the Marks Farm roundabout.

Vehicles were moving at just five miles per hour there.

Essex Highways were able to fix the cover and traffic eased within the hour.

A collapsed manhole cover is still causing problems on the A12 heading towards Ipswich.

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