Portsmouth commuters delayed by roadworks

Roadworks caused congestion
Roadworks caused congestion

Morning weather and travel: Bleak start to the day

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TRAFFIC backed up in Portsmouth this morning due to emergency gas works.

Tailbacks saw commuters queued on Southampton Road, approaching the Western Way/A3 and eastbound queues were past Port Solent and westbound as far as Hilsea.

A lane was closed and cones put in place on Western Road near to the Marriott Hotel junction.

A spokesman from the council said the closures were due to emergency gas works and would remain in place until 3.30pm.

The works will start again tomorrow at 9.30am and continue off peak until the leak is fixed.

The queues also had an impact on traffic on the M27 and a 40mph limit was put in place because of the volume of traffic.

The delays also afected buses services SD4, 5,6, 52, X4 and X9.

Services X4 and X9 are leaving the Hard via Stamshaw and Southampton Road then back on to its normal route.

Services X4 are leaving Fareham will follow the normal route to Portchester then will divert via Mountview Avenue, Allaway Avenue, Southampton Road, Cosham and Stamshaw then back on normal route.

A spokesman apologised for any inconvenience.