Malta: Major traffic jam in the south caused by misplaced water culvert cover

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A huge traffic jam that affected practically all of the south of Malta on Tuesday morning was caused by lax work by a contractor at the Santa Venera tunnels, a spokesman for Infrastructure Malta has said.

He explained that the contractor had cleared a water culvert in preparation for resurfacing works, and then simply covered it up with a steel plate. The plate shifted with morning traffic and the tunnel was reduced to a single lane.

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