Water mains problem cuts supply
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.