Wa­ter mains prob­lem cuts sup­ply

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A HUN­DRED homes near the city cen­tre were left with­out wa­ter for sev­eral hours af­ter a mains leak yes­ter­day.

The leak started at the junc­tion of Towler Street and Burgh­ley Road at around noon yes­ter­day, cut­ting off 100 homes in the area.

En­gi­neers from Anglian Wa­ter were sent to tackle the prob­lem and worked through the af­ter­noon to re­pair the leak.

How­ever, while works were be­ing car­ried out by the en­gi­neers, traf­fic trav­el­ling north bound along Towler Street to Burgh­ley Road was di­verted via St Mark’s Street, Church Walk, Lin­coln Road and Burgh­ley Road.

A spokes­woman for Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil said that the road was closed from 12.30pm un­til the work was fin­ished and they tried to keep dis­rup­tion for res­i­dents and traf­fic to a min­i­mum.

A spokes­woman for Anglian Wa­ter said that the prob­lem was caused by a leak­ing valve.

She said “There has been a prob­lem with one of the valves on a main in Towler Street.

“About 100 homes were with­out wa­ter for a small time.”

She apol­o­gised for any in­con­ve­nience that was caused.

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