Severn Trent apologises after work overran in Shrewsbury

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Severn Trent has issued an apology after overrunning work caused the closure of one of the main routes into Shrewsbury early on Tuesday morning.

Traffic was backed up as drivers avoided the road closure on Ellesmere Road.

A Severn Trent spokesman said: “We’d like to sincerely apologise to everyone affected by the traffic issues caused by our works overrunning on Ellesmere road this morning. Unfortunately this was caused by temporary traffic signals not being available to replace the overnight road closure. The work is to install a new mains water connection.

“The work, again under temporary road closure from 7pm to 6am overnight, will continue tonight but will be replaced by temporary traffic signals prior to 6am tomorrow morning.”

Gary Parton, Shropshire Council traffic manager, said: “The extended road closure during morning peak traffic hours caused severe disruption this morning and generated lots of complaints. We will be working with Severn Trent Water to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, this type of situation does not happen again.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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