Road markers’ blunder snapped on cameraphone

The blunder snapped by a member of the public and tweeted to @WigToday
The blunder snapped by a member of the public and tweeted to @WigToday
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CAN you spot the rather glaring spelling mistake?

Road markers have managed to make a bit of a blunder while out on the streets of Atherton today.

That's better! The correct spelling of Leigh is painted on the road

That's better! The correct spelling of Leigh is painted on the road

Fortunately, nobody was directed the wrong way in Market Street but some motorists may have had to look twice at the obscure spelling of the word ‘Leigh’.

A blunder was made as the ‘i’ and the ‘e’ were written the wrong way around, causing much amusement to locals.

It didn’t take long for the workers to spot their error though and they hastily retreated and put it right.

Mark Tilley, assistant director for infrastructure at the council, said: “This road marking was made in error and was rectified within five minutes.”

This road marking was made in error and was rectified within five minutes

Mark Tilley