Boat on road leads to long rush hour delays

A boat being towed along Victoria Avenue came off its trailer Thursday morning Picture: MATT HOWE

COMMUTERS faced long delays this morning when a boat came off a trailer as it was towed along Victoria Avenue, causing the road to be closed during rush hour.

The incident happened at around 6.30am, and traffic was soon backing up after the road was closed to eastbound traffic at First Tower, with a diversion in place via Route de St Aubin.

A Facebook post from States of 鶹 Police highlighted the incident to commuters, but came too late to stop a build-up of traffic.

Some parents responded to the post, expressing concern that the delays could affect students making their way to GCSE or A Level exams. Some commuters reported that journeys to St Helier were taking 70 to 80 minutes – twice the normal time.

After the boat was removed by a crane, the road was reopened at around 8am, although the delays to traffic persisted until the end of the rush hour.

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