Traffic chaos after level crossing failure

08:29 05 March 2014

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A level crossing failure caused chaos for rush hour commuters this morning.

The A1123 Newmarket Road, in Stretham, was blocked in both directions between Read Street and Way Lane because of a failure at a level crossing.

There are long queues of traffic in both directions after a barrier went down at 7.10am and remained closed for half-an-hour, despite no trains passing through.

The British Transport Police and Network Rail were called and the barrier was restored to working order by 7.45am.

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