Youths blamed for traffic problems

YOUTHS were today blamed for a hold up in resurfacing part of the A14 which caused traffic congestion during the morning rush hour.

YOUTHS were today blamed for a hold up in resurfacing part of the A14 which caused traffic congestion during the morning rush hour.

EDF Energy had undertaken the work as part of a programme to improve the electricity network in the Nacton area.

It should have been completed by 6am today but was delayed until 7.50am when youngsters tried to enter the site.

An EDF spokesman said: “We would like to apologise for the fact that work to resurface part of the A14 at Nacton was delayed.

“This work is to lay ducts for underground cables, in preparation for future projects to improve the electricity network in the area.

“Work had to be stopped temporarily overnight, for safety reasons, when youths tried to enter the site, causing some disruption to the schedule.

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“When the delay to the completion time became clear, EDF Energy Networks immediately contacted the council to inform them, in accordance with our plan for such eventualities.”