Watford drivers have been warned to plan ahead after 24/7 signals were put in place for “emergency” roadworks.

High Road, near Ashfields in Leavesden, may have the two-way signals in place for over a week after gas network Cadent was granted a permit to undertake utility repair and maintenance works.

At 12.22pm today (March 21), Hertfordshire County Council told motorists to “please plan ahead before setting off on your journey and expect delays” as it announced the urgent works.

Watford Observer: Leavesden High RoadLeavesden High Road (Image: Google Street View)

According to One Network the “emergency” works are expected to be completed by the end of March 29 and delays are “likely”.

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The site, which shows potential delays on England’s road network, adds that as of 12.05pm the work is currently in progress.

Some delays are already showing up on Google Maps, but it appears the council expects this to become much worse during rush-hour.

The footway has not been closed.