Burst sewer causing Portland traffic hold-ups

Burst sewer causing Portland traffic hold-ups

Burst sewer causing Portland traffic hold-ups

First published in News Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by

TRAFFIC is being held up while emergency repair work is being carried out on Portland Beach Road to fix a sewer.

The work is causing delays for traffic travelling between Weymouth and Portland, with vehicles being controlled by traffic lights.

The sewer burst following extreme wet weather and high tides in the area.

A Wessex Water spokesman said delays to journeys can be expected.

The traffic lights will remain in place today and into tomorrow.

The spokesman said: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused while we carry out the emergency repair work."

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1:33pm Mon 27 Jan 14

arlbergbahn says...

Thank you to the ever reliable First bus company for keeping everyone informed about the disruption. Yes, this is ironic, as you might imagine. Not even anything on the Twitter feed on their website about it, while meanwhile two buses drop off at the Statue and then go scooting off "NOT IN SERVICE'", treating the queue which is winding twice round the block with blithe disdain.
Thank you to the ever reliable First bus company for keeping everyone informed about the disruption. Yes, this is ironic, as you might imagine. Not even anything on the Twitter feed on their website about it, while meanwhile two buses drop off at the Statue and then go scooting off "NOT IN SERVICE'", treating the queue which is winding twice round the block with blithe disdain. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 1

2:33pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Bollard says...

So I think I'm right in saying that this area has been covered in raw sewage for the past few weeks then?
So I think I'm right in saying that this area has been covered in raw sewage for the past few weeks then? Bollard
  • Score: -3

2:51pm Mon 27 Jan 14

custos says...

Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?
Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main? custos
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

custos wrote:
Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?
The clue is in the headline.
[quote][p][bold]custos[/bold] wrote: Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?[/p][/quote]The clue is in the headline. Bob Goulding
  • Score: -1

3:40pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Dorset Boy says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
custos wrote:
Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?
The clue is in the headline.
According to the news on Wessex Fm this morning it was a fresh water main that burst
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]custos[/bold] wrote: Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?[/p][/quote]The clue is in the headline.[/p][/quote]According to the news on Wessex Fm this morning it was a fresh water main that burst Dorset Boy
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3:42pm Mon 27 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Tim Munro will go to any length to stop people getting to tonights meeting. Dont worry though i will leave to allow plenty of time.
Tim Munro will go to any length to stop people getting to tonights meeting. Dont worry though i will leave to allow plenty of time. smilealoft44
  • Score: 7

3:54pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Bob Goulding says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
custos wrote:
Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?
The clue is in the headline.
According to the news on Wessex Fm this morning it was a fresh water main that burst
Fair enough, I didn't hear that. Sorry custos.
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]custos[/bold] wrote: Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?[/p][/quote]The clue is in the headline.[/p][/quote]According to the news on Wessex Fm this morning it was a fresh water main that burst[/p][/quote]Fair enough, I didn't hear that. Sorry custos. Bob Goulding
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Mon 27 Jan 14

qwertypoop says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Dorset Boy wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
custos wrote:
Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?
The clue is in the headline.
According to the news on Wessex Fm this morning it was a fresh water main that burst
Fair enough, I didn't hear that. Sorry custos.
then next bulletin they said it was a sewage pipe so yu pays your money and takes your choice as to which it is :)
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]custos[/bold] wrote: Who says this is sewerage and not fresh water from a fractured water main?[/p][/quote]The clue is in the headline.[/p][/quote]According to the news on Wessex Fm this morning it was a fresh water main that burst[/p][/quote]Fair enough, I didn't hear that. Sorry custos.[/p][/quote]then next bulletin they said it was a sewage pipe so yu pays your money and takes your choice as to which it is :) qwertypoop
  • Score: 1

11:13pm Mon 27 Jan 14

common cence says...

Should be a good show of sea pinks this year, unless they have been killed off .
Should be a good show of sea pinks this year, unless they have been killed off . common cence
  • Score: 2

3:41am Tue 28 Jan 14

Under35andout says...

someone give the paper reporters some pipeline lessons
someone give the paper reporters some pipeline lessons Under35andout
  • Score: 0

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