Peak hour traffic this morning was backed up for more than a kilometre.
Peak hour traffic this morning was backed up for more than a kilometre.

Peak hour traffic backed up

MOTORISTS on Gympie Rd in Maryborough were backed up for more than a kilometre at peak hour this morning, after Ergon Energy commenced work on power poles near the busy road.

Traffic was backed up through the main road in Tinana while the work was conducted according to one Tinana resident, who said the delays caused traffic to build up leading onto Ferry Rd.

An Ergon Energy spokesman said the traffic delays were caused by work that was being conducted to replace air break switches on the areas power poles.

"Our teams are working to replace sections of the power poles switches," he said.

"This process can take between half a day to a full day, so our teams need to start as early as possible to ensure it's completed in one day."

He said motorists should expect the minor traffic delays to end this afternoon, with workers aiming to complete the work by the end of the day at the latest.

"We don't expect there to be any delays to motorists tomorrow," he said.

"Though other work may be conducted by the teams throughout the region."



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