A249 North Bound to remain closed
Written by Nathan Silveston on 13 January 2016
A249 North Bound to remain closed at Bobbing
a statement released by Southern water will bring Misery to Motorists that use the A249 to get to and from work,
Our works to replace a burst main on the A249 will take around five days, with completion on Sunday January 17.
The water pipe is a major part of the Network that feeds Sheppey with its water, however Southern Water State they they do have Plans in place.
Water supplies remain unaffected and we would like to reassure our customers that we have a contingency plan in place to ensure we can continue to supply water as usual.
The Dual carriageway was shut on Monday night by Police amid fears for road safety.
Since then the traffic has been bad, particularly during peak times and with road users being diverted off the A249 and onto the Sheppey Way,
Traffic has also been seen queuing on the M2 at Junction 5 and has even been seen to tail back to the top of Detling hill.
Local MP Gordon Henderson posted a response on his official Facebook page
I am very unhappy that the A249 could be closed for such a long period because it is causing chaos in the Sittingbourne area. My staff will be monitoring the situation and I will ensure that the road is opened as quickly as possible.
Gordon Henderson will of course be in the studio on Friday 15th and I’m sure will give more of a response during his show. Find Out More…
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