WISBECH: Tesco forced to close for two hours after Lidl road works spark a gas leak scare
A WISBECH supermarket had to close for two hours today - and lock in its customers and staff- after workmen racing to get a rival supermarket open on time caused a gas scare. Lidl hope to open a smaller, rival supermarket near to Tesco next month but have been dogged with delays for much of th
A WISBECH supermarket had to close for two hours today after workmen racing to get a rival supermarket open on time caused a gas scare.
Lidl hope to open a smaller, rival supermarket near to Tesco next month but have been dogged with delays for much of the year over roads access.
Workmen putting the finishing touches to a roundabout outside of the new Lidl store on Cromwell Road burst a pipe on the Sandown Road section.
Police and fire-fighters were sent to the scene at around 10.20am and the area was cordoned off and the nearby Cromwell Road was closed.
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Police confirmed that the situation has now been resolved and the area was opened up just before noon.
Tesco duty manager Kevin Chestnutt said: "We closed the doors for about two hours, on the advice of the police but everything is back to normal now.
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"I'd like to thank the police and the fire service for their help on this matter."
Last week angry commuters claimed roadworks outside the Lidl store were causing delays/
County council officials confirmed contractors working on the new road configuration had been told to improve traffic management.