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Update on temporary traffic lights on Dinting Vale
Monday 21st November 2016 @ 13:01 by Adam Higgins
Glossop Chronicle News

The temporary traffic lights situated on Dinting Vale remain on course to be removed by the end of this week.

The four-way traffic control has been in operation near the roundabout at the bottom of Simmondley Lane since last Friday afternoon, after a mains water pipe burst unexpectedly.

United Utilities engineers have since been carrying out emergency repair works and initially said the work would be finished by last Friday evening and then, after being on site over the weekend, Monday evening as the burst was more complex than it first appeared.

They now insist the repairs are close to completion and the process of reinstating the road by the end of this week is in operation.

A spokesperson told the Chronicle: “The traffic management will remain in place whilst the reinstatement process takes place.

“We apologise for any disruption this may have caused, and would like to thank our customers for their patience during this time. We thank the community for bearing with us.”

As a result of the work taking place, motorists have been faced with delays to their journeys in and out of Glossop amid heavy traffic in all directions.

The water burst came as snowy and icy conditions hit Glossopdale and the surrounding areas last week and repair work was further disrupted by Monday’s severe flooding in the wake of Storm Angus.

Meanwhile, a BT spokesperson has said that Openreach engineers will also finish their work replacing some equipment underground on High Street East today (Thursday).