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Go slow anger as hole causes jams

PUBLISHED: 15:57 30 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 March 2010

TRAFFIC hold-ups were back again today thanks to yet another small hole in the road on one of the busiest approaches to Ipswich town centre.

Motorists with angry faces and despairing looks were caught in the filter system along Wherstead Road, many expressing disbelief that a hole not much bigger than three foot long was causing them to be late into town for work.

TRAFFIC hold-ups were back again today thanks to yet another small hole in the road on one of the busiest approaches to Ipswich town centre.

Motorists with angry faces and despairing looks were caught in the filter system along Wherstead Road, many expressing disbelief that a hole not much bigger than three foot long was causing them to be late into town for work.

What caused more frustration was the hole was barricaded off, equipment was on standby but there was no sign of workmen and nothing to indicate which utility was responsible for the site.

Insurance worker, Jonathan Baker said he was "furious" that his journey from Manningtree had already taken him longer than normal.

"I can usually get from home, park my car and get in to the office in about 25 minutes, half an hour at the most, but here I am stuck. I should be at work by 8.30 and it is now 8.45.

"It has taken me 15 minutes to get from the top of the ski slope hill. Some times it is a bit slow, but this is ridiculous. And where are the workmen"?

The frustrating delays were caused by the filter light system set up to guide motorists away from the hole at the edge of the Wherstead-bound lane near to the Live and Let Live public house.

This is the second time that rush-hour chaos has reigned on this stretch of road this year.

In March gridlock prevailed while Transco, the gas pipeline people, were repairing a leak.

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