Flooding delays road repair work

URGENT repair work on a crumbling road at Earith has been hit by flooding. The work, to repair a stretch of road used by heavy traffic between the village and Willingham, has been put on hold because the adjoining A1123 road is under water. Engineers had

URGENT repair work on a crumbling road at Earith has been hit by flooding.

The work, to repair a stretch of road used by heavy traffic between the village and Willingham, has been put on hold because the adjoining A1123 road is under water.

Engineers had planned to carry out the £100,000 repair work this week on the B1050 after fears that it could crumble into the River Great Ouse.

The road suffers from constant use by heavy traffic and unstable soil has led to its surface crumbling in places.

Mick Oakman, divisional maintenance engineer for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "Flooding in this area is not unusual and we have always taken the view that if the A1123 is closed then we would postpone the works on the B1050.

"Closing both roads would cause too much inconvenience for drivers and the sensible solution is to delay the works.

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"However, we will carry out these essential repairs as soon as possible.