Stoke & Staffordshire

'Nouth' not north: Spelling error on Staffordshire road

road marking
Image caption The road was repainted by a utility company after resurfacing

A misspelt road marking was the result of "a contractor having a bad day", a council has said.

Paintwork directed motorists in Stafford to take the A34 (M6) "nouth" rather than north.

Staffordshire County Council said the mistake happened when a utility company resurfaced and repainted the road.

The authority, which became aware of the blunder on Tuesday, said: "It's got nothing to do with us, but it is being corrected by the contractor".

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