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Braintree: Dusty road leaves residents coughing and fuming
2:46pm Friday 24th August 2012 in News
Dust from road surfacing work has left residents coughing and their properties covered in dirt, it is claimed.
Peter Bryan, 64, had to see a doctor on Friday because he had struggled to breathe since chippings were put down in High Garrett, Braintree, last Tuesday.
And Barry Parker, who owns High Garrett Car Sales, was annoyed after about 12 cars on his forecourt were smothered in dust.
It got into the air and heater vents and engine fixings, and in the office and workshop.
Essex County Council apologised for any inconvenience caused by the surface dressing works.
It said drivers must adhere to the 20mph speed limit or they will cause clouds of dust.
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