December 19, 2019 10.16 am This story is over 23 months old

Burst water main floods Lincoln road

Water bubbled up out of the road

Update: Anglian Water is on site dealing with the issue and hope to restore supplies within the next couple of hours.

Traffic was forced to swerve fountains of water after a main appeared to burst in Lincoln on Thursday morning.

Lauren Elizabeth told The Lincolnite that the mains pipe burst on Doddington Road at the junction of Exchange Road.

Lauren, who has reported the matter to Anglian Water, said: “The road hasn’t been closed yet. Traffic is swerving round the fountains, but there’s no water to some of the offices on Exchange Road.”

She was told by the water company that there would be a maximum six hour wait for the call-out.

The Anglian Water website showed that there were three reported incidents in the Doddington Road area.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “Our teams are currently working to repair a burst water main on the junction of Exchange Road and Doddington Road in Lincoln. Unfortunately, a small number of commercial properties are currently without water but a tanker is en route to restore supplies within the next couple of hours.

“Due to the location of other utilities in the area, the repair is more complex than usual and we’re working hard to get things back to normal as soon as possible. However, in order to ensure the safety of our teams, three-way lights will be in operation over the weekend while the repair is carried out.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we’d like to thank local residents for their patience while we complete this vital work.”

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