Traffic delays and power outages in Braintree after vehicle takes out street lamp

The lamp smashed though a fence

The incident caused traffic delays

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There are traffic delays along Pierrefitte Way this afternoon in Braintree after a vehicle knocked down a concrete street lamp on Rayne Road.

Police have cordoned off Rayne Road between Hunnable Road and Pierrefitte Way while engineers restore power lines pulled down by the lamp.

The incident happened at about 2 pm this afternoon when a vehicle reversed into the concrete column.

The driver was spoken to by police and allowed to leave the scene.

Nobody was injured in the incident.  

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3:58pm Tue 15 Jul 14

helpwhatshappening says...

Probably one of the idiots that always park there blocking the pavement, they certainly don't see anything other than themselves!
Probably one of the idiots that always park there blocking the pavement, they certainly don't see anything other than themselves! helpwhatshappening
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4:25pm Tue 15 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Well at least it makes a refreshing change from poor old Alan Owen's front garden wall and gate for once.
Well at least it makes a refreshing change from poor old Alan Owen's front garden wall and gate for once. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 13

7:37am Wed 16 Jul 14

pollyp26 says...

Incorrect, there was actually no access to Rayne Road from Springwood roundabout!! Very frustrating and an over reaction by emergency services which caused more chaos than necessary sending all traffic up London Road at peak time!!
Incorrect, there was actually no access to Rayne Road from Springwood roundabout!! Very frustrating and an over reaction by emergency services which caused more chaos than necessary sending all traffic up London Road at peak time!! pollyp26
  • Score: -1

8:41am Wed 16 Jul 14

Bhudeeka says...

not surprised the way idiots drive these days
not surprised the way idiots drive these days Bhudeeka
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12:46pm Wed 16 Jul 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I'm more than a little surprised that whilst the Prime Minister had his thinking cap on during all the recent 'governmental bone shaking' he didn't consider having a quiet word in someone's ear within the Department of Transport to get Bhudeeka appointed as CE of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency.

Clearly with all her erudite and meaningful comments on drivers she has not met, involving accidents she has not witnessed, under conditions she has no awareness of, in circumstances she has no knowledge of - notwithstanding of course her many hours behind the wheel - must surely make her the number one candidate for the job.

I think you missed a trick there Dave!
I'm more than a little surprised that whilst the Prime Minister had his thinking cap on during all the recent 'governmental bone shaking' he didn't consider having a quiet word in someone's ear within the Department of Transport to get Bhudeeka appointed as CE of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Clearly with all her erudite and meaningful comments on drivers she has not met, involving accidents she has not witnessed, under conditions she has no awareness of, in circumstances she has no knowledge of - notwithstanding of course her many hours behind the wheel - must surely make her the number one candidate for the job. I think you missed a trick there Dave! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

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