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Fort Road repairs have created a 'rat-run', say residents

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DRIVERS dodging road works have turned some St Peter Port lanes into a 'rat-run' nightmare.

DRIVERS dodging road works have turned some St Peter Port lanes into a 'rat-run' nightmare.

Residents were yesterday having difficulty getting out of their drives, mothers with children feared they could be hit and walkers dipped in and out of driveways as vehicles tried to avoid the emergency closure of Fort Road.

It shut on Saturday after a cable fault and is expected to reopen this morning after engineers worked through the night to complete the work.

But many motorists have been using Havilland Road and Croutes Havilland as a way to get between St Martin's and Town.

Pat Baker, 83, pictured, has lived along Havilland Road for the past 53 years.

'People are using this as a rat-run and I haven't seen anything like it,' the great-grandmother said. 'Road works in Guernsey are a pain.'

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