16:54 Wednesday 01 May 2013

Lane closure due to pothole causes A38 chaos

Written byBY JAMES BRINDLE

HIGHWAYS workers spent hours repairing a pothole on a busy stretch of the A38 near Burton causing hours of delays for motorists.

Police were called to the A38 southbound near the Clay Mills junction at around 4.30pm on Tuesday after reports that the road had ‘come up’.

A spokesman for Staffordshire police said officers attended the scene and called out the Highways Agency to deal with the damage and associated lane closure.

She said: “The traffic was further aggravated at around 6pm because of a broken down vehicle in the open lane.”

Work carried on throughout the evening and a spokesman for the Highways Agency said a temporary repair was completed by 10.45pm.

The motorist who originally called the police to the pothole, contacted the Mail to say he felt it warranted a 999 call.

He said: “I have been driving since 1988 and have quite a lot of experience but I had to swerve to avoid it and I was worried for those less experienced drivers.”

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