Traffic misery caused by Sansome Walk road closure

Evesham Journal: Traffic misery for morning drivers Traffic misery for morning drivers

DRIVERS faced long queues this morning after a city centre road was closed off to traffic.

National Grid is carrying out roadworks to fix a gas escape and the road along the A38 Sansome Walk to Pierpoint Street has been closed to traffic today.

Cars travelling from the north of the city through Ombersley Road and Droitwich Road toward the city centre were caught up in long tailbacks.

As diversions sent drivers away from Sansome Walk and down Castle Street, traffic continued to back up through the city including cars coming from the Bromwich Road.

Drivers took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

David Throup, Environment Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, tweeted to say: "Traffic carnage in #worcester Thought allowing an hour to do 4 miles was ok - I was wrong!"

Another driver tweeted: "Been sat in rush hour traffic in Worcester for 40 mins now and moved about 2 miles #thatisbadtimes"

The roadworks were scheduled to finish today

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11:49am Tue 21 Jan 14

denon says...

Would have been real carnage if it had exploded....
Would have been real carnage if it had exploded.... denon

12:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

i-cycle says...

No delays by bike.

Its certainly the quickest way to travel shorter distances around the city and no parking costs or problems too.
No delays by bike. Its certainly the quickest way to travel shorter distances around the city and no parking costs or problems too. i-cycle

12:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Andy-Apache says...

I really can't imagine ever leaving myself an hour to travel 4 miles and then taking a car!

Having said that, I used to have a neighbour who would take her car off the drive to travel the 400 yards to the newsagent! Quite often I would be walking past when she was leaving, and I'd be coming out of the shop while she was still looking for somewhere to park! The same lass used to bang on about going to the gym... go figure.
I really can't imagine ever leaving myself an hour to travel 4 miles and then taking a car! Having said that, I used to have a neighbour who would take her car off the drive to travel the 400 yards to the newsagent! Quite often I would be walking past when she was leaving, and I'd be coming out of the shop while she was still looking for somewhere to park! The same lass used to bang on about going to the gym... go figure. Andy-Apache

12:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

i-cycle says...

Andy-Apache wrote:
I really can't imagine ever leaving myself an hour to travel 4 miles and then taking a car!

Having said that, I used to have a neighbour who would take her car off the drive to travel the 400 yards to the newsagent! Quite often I would be walking past when she was leaving, and I'd be coming out of the shop while she was still looking for somewhere to park! The same lass used to bang on about going to the gym... go figure.
Yep, why pay gym membership when you can get your exercise for free and save money and shed more pounds whilst getting your exercise!
[quote][p][bold]Andy-Apache[/bold] wrote: I really can't imagine ever leaving myself an hour to travel 4 miles and then taking a car! Having said that, I used to have a neighbour who would take her car off the drive to travel the 400 yards to the newsagent! Quite often I would be walking past when she was leaving, and I'd be coming out of the shop while she was still looking for somewhere to park! The same lass used to bang on about going to the gym... go figure.[/p][/quote]Yep, why pay gym membership when you can get your exercise for free and save money and shed more pounds whilst getting your exercise! i-cycle

3:17am Thu 23 Jan 14

ideas4all says...

Yeah should have joined the groups of joggers who decide to come out on Thursday evenings why do they jog in such large groups because just a few weeks back few of them nearly ran into my car such was there enthusiasm .u can't help but notice from seeing them u can tell the women have now started exercising to lose those extra pounds so that they don't lose their partners and get them back and the men I think just want to getaway from the missus
Yeah should have joined the groups of joggers who decide to come out on Thursday evenings why do they jog in such large groups because just a few weeks back few of them nearly ran into my car such was there enthusiasm .u can't help but notice from seeing them u can tell the women have now started exercising to lose those extra pounds so that they don't lose their partners and get them back and the men I think just want to getaway from the missus ideas4all

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