THERE was no way through for motorists heading to Huntingdon from the A14 during the morning rush hour on Monday (March 1) because of….a large puddle. Drivers had to find alternative routes through – or around – Godmanchester as signs had been left up war
THERE was no way through for motorists heading to Huntingdon from the A14 during the morning rush hour on Monday (March 1) because of....a large puddle.
Drivers had to find alternative routes through - or around - Godmanchester as signs had been left up warning that the B1514 was closed.
The Hunts Post went to investigate and found a few puddles left over from when the road was flooded over the weekend.
However, as the Highways Authority had failed to remove the road closed signs traffic chaos ensued around Huntingdon as other roads filled with the diverted traffic.
Cambridgeshire police said the Highways Authority put out flood warning boards during the night of Sunday, March 28, because of high water levels.
"On Monday morning somebody phoned to let us know that the water had almost subsided so that the Highways Authority could remove their boards.
"At 9.15am somebody phoned from the authority to say that traffic could pass through this area and that they thought the boards had been flattened down at the side of the road," a spokesman said. However, the road signs remained in place until after 11am.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council, which has responsibility for the Highways Authority, said: "The road was closed under the recommendation of the police service. We would have removed the signs as soon as possible after the police contacted us.
"All of our teams would have been out doing routine jobs, but we would have got somebody out there as soon as possible. If there was a short delay we would apologise.