BREAKING NEWS, 12.45PM: Rail barriers working in Spalding after 44 minutes stuck

Traffic queues up in the Sheep Market this afternoon. ANL-160331-122204001
Traffic queues up in the Sheep Market this afternoon. ANL-160331-122204001

Rail barriers have lifted and traffic is flowing freely again in Spalding after the latest problem.

The gates at Winsover Road were down today for 44 minutes from 11.39am to 12.23pm. Network Rail say this was caused by the recurring issue with axle counters they are working to resolve.

It is the third time in a fortnight that the barriers in parts of the town have “failed safe”, thinking a train was there.