Residents of Huntley Street in Darlington were warned well in advance of a planned redevelopment of their street, but an unsuspecting owner left his gray BMW in the street, forcing a gaping gap in the work
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A road was repaved around a parked BMW, leaving locals confused with some claiming it should have been paved too.
At work in Darlington on a residential street, an unexpected hiccup occurred when a car was not removed from the curb, leaving the workers with a difficult decision.
Work to rehabilitate the road was announced well in advance and local residents were informed that there would be no parking today and yesterday when the road was closed. Teesside Live reports.
Traffic cones were even placed along the road as a reminder.
However, one driver didn’t quite get the message and left his gray BMW on the road.
Snapshots taken today showed the aftermath as the road around the parked vehicle was repaved, leaving a bright spot where it was left.
Work was completed everywhere except where the car prevented the worker from reaching.
The parked car was also noticed by social media users in Darlington, who shared pictures of it on Facebook.
One user wrote: “Oops. Someone didn’t read the traffic signs.”
Other users wondered if the owner was on vacation or in the hospital. But one pointed out: “What annoys me is that they had to move the cones to park the car. The signs were there a few days before the work was done”.
Another user argued that they “should have paved over it,” which some echoed, and called for the car to be towed and the owner charged.
However, Huntley Street is a residential street near Darlington train station where parking is free, leading some to wonder if that’s why the car was parked there.
A Darlington Council spokeswoman said: “As the vehicle in question was parked in an area with no parking restrictions, we cannot proceed against the driver on this occasion.
“Attempts have been made to contact the owner to ask them to remove it but so far to no avail.
“This means the resurfacing has been done around the vehicle leaving a patch – this will be done at a later date when the car is finally removed, but it means an additional cost to the community and the patch will be visible.
“With the aim of avoiding such situations, signs indicating planned maintenance work are put up in good time.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/road-hilariously-resurfaced-around-parked-26930633 The road hilariously reappeared around the parked BMW after the driver 'didn't read the signs'