Queues return to Cabstand

PUBLISHED: 13:08 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

TRAFFIC congestion returned to Portishead High Street with a vengeance yesterday (Tues) when traffic lights were put up at the junction linking with Cabstand.

TRAFFIC congestion returned to Portishead High Street with a vengeance yesterday (Tues) when traffic lights were put up at the junction linking with Cabstand.

Since the decision to do away with the existing lights in September, the town has enjoyed smooth flowing traffic approaching High Street and through the town centre.

However, a gas leak brought an unwelcome return of the signals causing irritation amongst motorists.

Malcolm Skinner of Branscombe Park said: "It is like someone has turned the clocks back four months.

"I couldn't believe it when I saw more traffic lights."

Mr Skinner and other drivers were left queuing for what he described as 'ages' to get out of Combe Road into High Street.

A spokesman for Wales and West Utilities confirmed the three-way traffic control was a result of emergency gas works being carried out.

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