Burst water main leaves road in need of resur­fac­ing

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

MO­TORISTS in Wis­bech are fac­ing days of dis­rup­tion af­ter water from a burst main un­der­mined the road sur­face.

Anglian Water has been forced to par­tially close Wal­ton Road, be­tween Water­lees Road and Ol­lard Av­enue, fol­low­ing the leak to the three­inch, cast-iron main in the verge on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

While the com­pany man­aged to re­pair the leak with­out dis­rupt­ing sup­ply to any cus­tomers by Thurs­day evening, it is now hav­ing to re­place the road sur­face af­ter the water eroded the ground be­neath it.

The road was par­tially closed yes­ter­day while work took place and will re­main closed to­day and to­mor­row as the equip­ment needed to com­plete the re­pairs is not avail­able at the week­end.

The firm will con­tinue the resur­fac­ing on Mon­day and hopes to have the road re­opened by the end of the day or Tues­day morn­ing.

A spokesman for the firm apolo- gised for the dis­rup­tion,

He said: “We are very sorry for the dis­rup­tion this may cause peo­ple.

“It’s not some­thing we take lightly, clos­ing the road. It’s al­ways an in­con­ve­nience for peo­ple, but we have to do it for health and safety rea­sons. The last thing we want is any­one to get hurt for any rea­son.”

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