Wash Flooded – 14/11/2012Leave a Comment
Welney Wash Road is one again flooded, costing us at least £270 per day in re-routing costs, plus £500 per day in lost labour.
Last week Johny from raidio Cambridge was in the yard about 6:30 am. Out of 10 or so vehicles it was sods law 5 projects were south of the flooded Welney Wash , situated on A1101 Wisbech to
Bury St. Edmunds Road.
One project was Granta Park, Great Abingdon due south. Another two were were in middle of Cambridge – Jesus College & Pembrooke College, as well as the Skanska development at Addenbrookes Road on the South side of Cambridge. Also Newmarket Road Park & Ride on the East side of Cambridge. Normally, without the road being flooded, we would arrive at all projects well before 8 am gaining the advantage of missing the peak road congestion.
Now the truck that raidio Cambridge intervied and tracked all the way round to miss the flood, lost that advantage and unbelievably did not make the Cambridge Park & Ride before 9 am with the extra mileage costs (70 miles per day) for just that one vehicle! With the other 4 vehicles, it was only £50 per vehicle.