Burst water main closes roads around West Deeping

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Thursday 12.30pm: Traffic lights are still in place at the junction of the A1175 and King Street at West Deeping while engineers repair a burst water main.

The problem was reported just before midday yesterday (Tuesday). Both roads were closed for several hours while Anglian Water engineers worked to repair the significant leak.

Flooding in King Street, West Deeping, after a water main burst. Photo: Alison Ireland. EMN-150423-112221001

Flooding in King Street, West Deeping, after a water main burst. Photo: Alison Ireland. EMN-150423-112221001

Emma Staples from Anglian Water said the roads were now open again, but traffic lights will be in place while the pipe and road are repaired.

Yesterday she said: “We’re sorry that a burst to a large water main at around midday today has meant the crossroads of the A1175 and King Street, near West Deeping, has been closed.

“We immediately sent a large team of engineers to site who have been working hard to return things to normal as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, some customers in Tallington were without water for a short time earlier, but supplies should now be returning to normal.

“Our team will be working to fully repair the water pipe and the road, and return things to normal as soon as they can. Once again we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank customers and road users for their understanding today.

“Sometimes after a burst when your water supply returns it may appear cloudy or discoloured. This is normal, just run the tap for a few minutes until it runs clear.”