Leo Cabeleira

Why? Motorists want answers over oil spill which left Wessex Way closed for SIX hours

FUMING motorists are demanding to know why a vital route linking Bournemouth to Poole remained closed for an astonishing SIX hours after a minor smash.

They’ve accused officials of bungling the operation to clear an oil spillage from a relatively minor traffic collision involving two cars, which caused lengthy delays for thousands across the conurbation.

This traffic chaos lasted well into evening rush-hour, and then was compounded by roadworks on the busy A35 at Bloxworth, despite earlier assurances this work would only take place between 9am-4pm.