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More updates from Severn Trent Operations Team as Saxby Road reopens

Severn Trent’s work fixing a burst water pipe on Saxby Road has now been completed, with the road fully open again.

Teams will now be continuing to focus on the emergency sewer repairs on Thorpe Road, as work continues to fix a collapsed sewer pipe.

The collapsed pipe caused a void to form in the carriageway, which resulted in an emergency road closure for safety reasons.

Having undertaken an initial investigation, Severn Trent believes that due to the nature and complexity of the repair required, the closure is expected to be in place until the week of 16th January.

Thorpe Road in Melton remains closed after a void appeared in the road. Photo: NEMM

Matt Lewis, Network Operations Lead at Severn Trent said: “We would like to offer our sincere apologies to residents of Thorpe Road for any disruption as we are repairing the damaged sewer pipe.

“Our teams will be working hard to get everything completed as quickly as possible, however this isn’t a straightforward repair, with proximity to other services in the area of the collapse, and specialist equipment required for an excavationof this size so this needs to be carefully planned and carried out to keep everyone safe.

"Due to the location and nature of the excavation, access to properties on Thorpe Road will be for pedestrians only. We understand that this may be an inconvenience for people, and we would like to offer our sincere apologies and thank residents for their patience while we complete this crucial repair.”

Severn Trent has been communicating with local residents throughout the works, posting letters to properties in the area, and liaising with the nearby hospital. The team has also been working closely with the county council regarding the status of the repairs.

Matt added: "We will continue to work closely with Leicestershire County Council around this road closure and ensure that all residents and businesses are kept informed of the works taking place.”

A signed diversionary route will be in place throughout the works.

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