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More misery as Saxby Road hit by another burst water main

Residents on Saxby Road were woken up by the sound of cracking and running water as another water main burst, a week after another burst closed the road.

Severn Trent Water have been on site since Saturday 3rd December when the first water main burst flooding the road and damaging nearby driveways and destroying the road surface.

Today's water main burst is the same location as the previous burst, which was repaired last week but was still in the process of reinstatement.

The road on Sunday morning which is awaiting repair after now two water main bursts. Photo: NEMM

Residents near the incident have had to move cars out the way and have had driveways destroyed as a result of the burst.

A Severn Trent spokesperson told NEMM on Sunday morning: “Our teams have been out on Saxby Road overnight working hard to fix a burst main. All customers in the area are currently on supply and we believe that the burst should be repaired by this evening.

“We would like to apologise to any customers who experienced loss of pressure or interruption to their supply overnight. We will now reinstate the road surface and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.”

Saxby Road was covered in mud again on Sunday morning after another water main burst. Photo: NEMM

A road closure notice granted by Leicestershire County Council says the road could be closed up to the 16th December while repair work is carried out to the road surface. The County Council have also put a temporary closure on Lag Lane between the B676 and Thorpe Arnold after police were called on Monday due to vehicles getting stuck on the narrow lane.

Water tankers have been in the area to help maintain supply to residents and businesses. Photo: NEMM

A diversion is in place via Freeby Lane, Waltham On The Wolds, HGVs and large vehicles are being diverted around the A1, between Grantham and Colsterworth.

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