Fencepiece Road in Barkingside closed for repair to manhole cover

A Barkingside road remains closed while an energy company carries out emergency repairs to a dangerous manhole cover.

UK Power Networks engineers closed Fencepiece Road, A123, in one direction from the Fullwell Cross roundabout outside the Fairlop Oak pub just after 10am.

Diversions are in place and traffic approaching the roundabout from the opposite direction is not affected.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “The works, agreed with Redbridge Council, commenced after 10am this morning in order to minimise disruption and should be finished before the afternoon rush hour. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential works.”

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