Traffic chaos on M54

Motorists faced long queues on the M54 today caused by barrier repairs.

Tailbacks of traffic stretched back in both directions from the emergency work being carried on the barriers on the motorway between the Telford Town Centre and Ketley roundabouts.

And there was gridlock on roads around the M54 as drivers tried to find ways around the congestion.

Morning commuters faced long delays on their way to work.

The queues were longer eastbound with vehicles at a standstill approaching the start of the motorway before the Wellington junction.

Roads going to and from the M54 were choked as the holdups backed up across the Telford area.

The delays were caused because the fast lanes of the M54 in both directions were closed for the barrier repairs.

In a tweet Telford and Wrekin Council said: "We are aware of emergency works on the M54 causing a few areas to be busier than normal this morning. There has also been an incident on the A442 at Hollinswood but this now appears to be clearing."

The emergency repairs are believed to have been caused by a lorry colliding with a barrier on Monday evening.




Date: 25 September 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 Telford man cleared of burgling house as couple slept

A man has been cleared of burgling a Telford couple's home while they slep..

 Pair have six months to reopen Shropshire village pub or face eviction

A former landlord and landlady have just six months to reopen a Shropshire..

 Fighting for your Christmas spend: Which centre will be top of the shops?

The retail world continues to change quickly.

 Telford home is a Christmas cracker - what about YOURS?

Gareth Nickless, 33, and his children have gone all out to decorate their ..

 Drivers urged to avoid Telford crash scene

Drivers were advised to find an alternative route through part of Telford ..

 Worker trapped in machinery 15 metres in the air at Telford factory

A man has been rescued and taken to hospital with serious injuries after b..
View More

More UK News

UK schoolgirls assaulted in Ghana 'given specialist support'

The girls, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were sexually assaulted at gunpoint

Hastings cliff fall: Rock crashes into bedroom

Rocks weighing several tons fell onto a building on White Rock, in Hastings, destroying a bedroom

National Action trial: Man trained daughter to do Nazi salute

Darren Fletcher is being sentenced for being a member of banned neo-Nazi group National Action

Separate food waste may become compulsory

People will have to separate their food waste to combat methane emission

Capita Army recruitment delays: 'I felt I had given up my dream'

Prospective recruits face delays and disappointment under the outsourced recruitment process
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]
[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

01 Jan 2019

Friday 1 February 7.30pm


Advance: £18

On the door: £20

View Details

06 Jan 2019

6:30pm


Tickets from £10

View Details

11 Jan 2019

Friday 11 January 7.30pm


Adult £15

Child/Concession £14

Family of 4 (minimum 2 children) £52

View Details

16 Jan 2019

7:30pm


Tickets £21.50

View Details

19 Jan 2019

Saturday 19 January 7.30pm


Tickets £25

View Details
View More