Wherstead Road traffic lights to go today

A TOWN road which was brought to a standstill by a gas leak is set to fully reopen later today.

IPSWICH: A town road which was brought to a standstill by a gas leak is set to fully reopen later today.

Traffic lights in Wherstead Road have caused chaos since the beginning of the month after reports that there had been a gas leak.

National Grid have now announced that the disruption will end today and the road is set to be restored to full working order.

Commuters were left facing tailbacks for days on end as the works continued throughout all of last week, with temporary traffic lights regulating the traffic flow.

The leak has taken over a week to source, but National Grid maintain that they had no choice but to keep traffic lights until the leak's location was discovered late last night.

A spokeswoman from National Grid said: “Engineers have found and secured the leak.

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“The road is to be restored and will be reinstated today - temporary traffic lights will be removed and the road will open as normal.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the works.”