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Main road in Derby will be closed for days following a major water leak

A main road in Derby will be closed for days following a major water leak.

Serious damage has been caused to the surface of Alfreton Road.

The A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road was closed northbound between the Morrisons roundabout and Pektron Island but has now been reopened.

Alfreton Road remains closed from Pektron Island and a diversion is in place from the Coach and Horses roundabout in Chester Green although Haslams Lane is still accessible via Alfreton Road.

Alfreton Road is flooded Credit: Twitter/@adamswest_

Severn Trent say supplies are now returning to normal but engineers are on site focussing on getting the pipe repaired. Roads will remain closed while the work goes on.

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The burst happened on Alfreton Road in Chester Green, near to the Pektron Island.

Police say water has flooded the island, as well as onto the A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road.

They closed Pektron Island, which is not passable to any traffic. The Morrison's Island, Alfreton Road and Croft Lane are also closed.

And shortly after, police confirmed the A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road is completely closed between Little Eaton roundabout and Morrison's roundabout. It's expected to be closed for some time.

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A water main burst on Alfreton Road, flooding the street Credit: Rob Gunn

This morning we've received reports of a burst water pipe in Alfreton Road Derby. This may be causing water supplies to be off or at low pressure for some of our customers in the area. Our teams heading out on site now to begin the repair and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.

We know how difficult it is to have no water and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing. We’d like to reassure our customers that we’re doing everything we can to get the water supplies back on as soon as we can.

As the burst pipe is in the middle of the road, we do need to use tempoary traffic lights to allow our teams to work safely and to keep road users safely away from the work area. We aim to have the pipe fixed and the road back to normal as soon as possible. Again we’d like to apologise for any disruption this may cause.

– Severn Trent spokesperson