Monday, August 15, 2011

The burning issue

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The newly opened Hindhead Tunnel, just north of Petersfield on the A3 was forced to close last week when there was a problem with the overhead signs.

The electrical fault resulted in both northbound carriages being closed for 40 minutes while technicians wrestled with the embarrassing technical hitch.

A series of signs, designed to remind motorists where they are heading, should read “The Grim North” but for some reason displayed the words “London Riots”.

Di Ode, a spokesman for Sparks R Us, the electricians who have won the contract to provide maintenance for the tunnel told press: “This is all very embarrassing and the error was corrected as soon as possible.

“That said, the signs weren’t actually inaccurate, so I don’t know what all the fuss was about.”