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Saxby Road in Melton remains closed as burst water main damages road surface and nearby driveways

Emergency services were called to a burst water main in Saxby Road, Melton early this morning (Saturday) as water flooded nearby gardens.

Saxby Road remains closed and a diversion has been set up while Severn Trent Water carry out repairs to the burst main which has destroyed part of the main road and nearby residents driveways.

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service attended the incident along with Leicestershire Police who initially handled the road closure, this has since been handed over to the County Council.

The burst pipe spread water all along Saxby Road early on Saturday Morning. Photo: Jeff Cross

Resident Jeff Cross said: "It's an absolute nightmare, it's completely ruined my driveway. I've got family visiting so getting out and about will be a lot more tricky now."

The water pressure has lifted the road surface meaning Saxby Road will be closed while repairs are carried out. Photo: NEMM

Firefighters attended along with the police on Saturday morning. Photo: Jeff Cross

Local residents were out on Saturday morning with sweeping brushes clearing up the mess left behind by the water and workers from Severn Trent were starting to arrive to work on the issue.

Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service sent one appliance from Melton station to the incident and handed the incident over to Severn Trent Water.

Severn Trent Water were on site early on Saturday morning to start fixing the main. Photo: NEMM

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: ‘We’re really sorry for any inconvenience caused by work on Saxby Road this morning, as our teams are working to fix a burst pipe. Everyone's water supply is on, however, to carry out the repair safely we have had to close a section of the road. We're sorry for the disruption this will cause, but want to assure everyone that it will be our absolute priority to get everything fixed and back to normal as quickly as we can.'

Mud and debris left over after the floods early on Saturday morning. Photo: NEMM

Drains couldn't cope with the amount of water due to the burst main. Photo: NEMM

More to follow.

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