Burst water main in Kidderminster prompts road closure and causes long delays

Video footage shows water gushing down Comberton Hill turning it into a river

A burst water main has caused long delays, queues and forced a road to close in the Comberton Hill area in Kidderminster.

In the video, water can be seen spraying out of the pavement and pouring across the road.

West Mercia Police are also urging people to avoid the Comberton Hill area "due to a collapsed drain on the road".

The force tweeted: "Highways and Severn Trent are dealing but as you can imagine a large build up of traffic."

INRIX traffic data confirms A448 Comberton Hill is currently closed in both directions.

There is also slow traffic from the A451 Worcester Cross Ringway to the Mr Tyre Garage because of the burst water main.

Worcestershire County Council Highways and Travel tweeted: "Substantial damage to the carriageway at Comberton Hill due to a burst water main."

"We're expecting the road to remain closed for a long time - please avoid the area."