TRAFFIC chaos in Trowbridge over the weekend and on Monday was caused by a road closure and temporary traffic lights in North Bradley and the White Horse Business Park.

Drivers using the route to head to and from Trowbridge were faced with delays, as the traffic lights to allow road resurfacing were causing long tailbacks.

The lights were close to the roundabout at the edge of the business park, on the Yarnbrook side of North Bradley, and the road from there to the village was closed from Saturday.

On Saturday traffic was queuing back almost to the roundabout near Spitfire Park heading out of Trowbridge, while in the other direction drivers coming towards the town were stopped as far back at the Yarnbrook roundabout itself.

Long traffic queues in both directions also hit morning and evening commuters on Monday.

The North bradley road re-opened on Tuesday morning and traffic flow returned to normal.

Many motorists who got caught up in the queues took to social media to alert other drivers to the problems.

Pauline Hume commented: “Also causing delays on A350 from Yarnbrook roundabout to West Ashton crossroads.

“Traffic normally very slow but at a standstill now.

“Please use Yarnbrook-West Ashton relief road.”

Arran Freegard said: “It was bad on Sunday and added 15 minutes on your journey.”

On Monday morning, a spokesman from Wiltshire Council said: “Resurfacing works are taking place on the A363 Phillips Way roundabout at North Bradley until 7am on Tuesday.

“There might be delays during peak hours.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

There were further delays in Trowbridge after an accident outside the school gates at Newtown Primary School.

Drivers needed to find an alternative route through part of Trowbridge on Tuesday afternoon after the road was shut when A Ford Galaxy and a VW Crafter van collided.

Two fire engines were called to the scene and paramedics treating the elderly man at the wheel of the Galaxy for what is understood to be a chest injury.

Initial reports suggested the Ford was coming out of Wesley Road, near to the pedestrian crossing outside the school, while the van was travelling along Newtown before the crash.