A COMPANY has this afternoon (Wednesday) apologised after Hereford was gripped by traffic. 

Four-way lights on the Starting Gate roundabout caused chaos in the city and surrounding areas, with traffic backed as far north as Moreton-on-Lugg. 

Holmer Road was also stationary for most of the day, with congestion also in Roman Road, Edgar Street, Grandstand Road and Kings Acre Road. 

It meant that many appointments were missed and people struggled to get to work on time or take their children to school. 


National Grid had been carrying out work in Roman Road, but a private sewer had been struck. 

That resulted in the emergency four-way lights being put in place while engineers undertook the repair work. 

It was hoped that it would be completed this morning; however, the lights remained in placed until 3pm when the work was finally completed. 

A spokesperson for National Grid said: “We apologise for the inconvenience people have experienced due to delays caused by this emergency work. Repairs have now been completed and the traffic lights removed.”