Traffic cone left embedded in tarmac on Fenland road after sinkhole repairs

Locals have been taking to social media to show the cone embedded in tarmac. Credit: @HillsToclimb

Contractors fixing a sinkhole in a market town have caused a stir after pictures of a traffic cone left embedded in tarmac emerged on social media.

Townsend Road in Wisbech was closed on Friday 8 March after a large sinkhole appeared.

Contractors were summoned to carry out repairs, but after they left, locals took delight in posting pictures of a traffic cone tarmacked into the new pavement.

Credit: @HillstoClimb

Fenlan District Council said the work was not carried out by its workers, but instead by Anglian Water.

The spokesman said the company had explained the reason behind the move, adding on X: "The cone covers the connection where a streetlamp was removed (following the sinkhole)."

The council added: "It makes it easier to find the cables when the light is replaced."

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