Sudbury traffic chaos after pole and cables knocked down

IN A JAM: Cars queue up on route into Sudbury town centre this morning.
IN A JAM: Cars queue up on route into Sudbury town centre this morning.

Motorists travelling into Sudbury faced lengthy delays this morning after a telephone pole and cables were knocked down.

Traffic on route to the town centre was forced to endure waits of up to 50 minutes from around 8.30am after the BT cable in Girling Street was brought down by a lorry.

Police attended the scene, behind Iceland supermarket, and diverted vehicles down Suffolk Road and through North Street, but jams still stretched back into Melford Road.

The damage to the cable has put phone lines out in Girling Street, but electricity is still operating in the area.

Engineers from BT removed the cables and are currently working on restoring phone lines.

A police spokeswoman said traffic was flowing freely by 10.05am.