Road to reopen after burst water main

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UPDATE WEDNESDAY 4.15pm: A road in West Pinchbeck that was shut because of a burst water main is expected to reopen later today.

Plans to allow traffic to use Dozen’s Bank from about 5pm have been confirmed by Anglian Water after repairs to water main which burst on Bank Holiday Monday.

Diversions for the road, between its junction with the B1180 Glenside South and Holland’s Chase, caused rush-hour headaches yesterday for motorists driving home from work.

An Anglian Water spokesman said: “We discovered the burst water main on Monday afternoon but it took some time to locate the actual area that needed repairing.

“We managed to tape it down by the evening and then applied to some temporary traffic lights put up on the road.

“But the view of Lincolnshire County Council was that it would be too dangerous because it’s such a busy road so we had to close the road instead at about 6pm in order to do the repair.”

Anglian Water engineers managed to repair the problem without impacting on residents’ supplies and the work was finished at about 11pm last night.

The spokesman said: “We dug a hole in the road so we had to make sure it was in fit condition to use by relaying the road surface with asphalt which needs time to set.

“We hope the road will be ready so that it can be reopened at about 5pm and Anglian Water would like to apologise for any inconvenience to residents and road users.”

TUESDAY 6.45pm: Motorists are facing rush-hour chaos in West Pinchbeck after a road was closed because of a burst water main.

The A151 Dozen’s Bank has been shut causing delays in both directions between the B1180 Glenside South and Holland’s Chase junction, near the New Bridge Inn.

It is not known at this stage how long the road will be closed for or whether Anglian Water engineers are working to repair the problem.