Goole level crossing failure causing traffic chaos in the town…

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Goole level crossing failure causing traffic chaos in the town…

Goole level crossing failure causing traffic chaos in the town centre
2021-07-21 16:29:00
Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay nowThe level crossing in Goole town centre on Boothferry Road has broken this afternoon meaning the arms of the barriers are stuck in a closed position. The two barriers are stuck after the failure of a hydraulic pump that raises them and keeps them in a upright position when the crossing is open to road traffic. Read more: East Yorkshire changes three bus routes as more drivers 'pinged' According to workmen at the scene, a replacement part for pump is on its way to the site from Scunthorpe but it is unknown at this time how long the fix will take. News that the part is on its way will be welcome to the many drivers who are stuck in traffic which has snarled up around Goole because of the closure on this central route. Traffic has been backed up over the fly over for some time and a member of the public has been assisting the Network Rail workmen in directing traffic at the junction. Updates will appear in the blog below. 18:47Gregory FordBarriers up at last!According to our man at the scene the barriers are now up and working once again thanks to the speedy work of the Network Rail engineers.The barriers were raised again at around 6.30pm and appear to be in good working order.18:11Gregory FordPolice ‘nowhere to be seen’One disgruntled resident has aired his concerns that Humberside Police seem to have left the management of the situation to the general public.He said: “This has been going on since 3pm and I haven’t seen the police here at all.“They seem to be fine letting random members of the public go out into the road to direct traffic, we’ve just an ambulance down here with the flashing lights and had to tell it where to go.“It is just members of the public doing their jobs for them, where are they?”17:44Gregory FordRepairs underway Network Rail workmen have assessed the fix and are estimating it will take 40 minutes to an hour to have the crossing back up and running again.Picture: Sean Stewart 17:40Gregory FordMember of the public steps in to help the flow of traffic In a diplay of community spirit, Andrew Jackson has spent the last couple of hours directing traffic through the junction on Bothferry Road where the crossing closure has been causing problems.Picture: Sean Stewart 17:35Gregory FordThe parts for the fix arrive on siteIn news that will be welcome for all that have to make road journeys through Goole tonight, the spare parts for the barriers have arrived from Scunthorpe.Although not helpful to those that have been caught in the traffic this afternoon, this does mean that a fix for the issue is on the horizon.More updates on the time this will take as we get

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