Search

Water mains repairs complete but road to stay closed until Saturday due to heatwave

PUBLISHED: 17:29 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:29 27 July 2018

Repairs are now complete in Caister Road after two pipes burst on Wednesday evening. Picture: Daniel Crocker

Repairs are now complete in Caister Road after two pipes burst on Wednesday evening. Picture: Daniel Crocker

Daniel Crocker

Work to repair the water mains which destroyed part of a road in a Norfolk town have been completed, but the road will stay shut until tomorrow at the earliest.

Two water mains burst on Caister Road in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday and have closed part of the road since.

Essex and Suffolk Water, who manage the town’s water system, have completed the work on the mains but the road remains closed as the surface repairs continue.

A spokesman for the company said: “Repairs to the two water main bursts on Caister Road, Gt Yarmouth have now been completed, and our teams are now hard at work on reinstating the carriageway at these two locations.

“Good progress has been made on the repair at the junction with Barnard Crescent and Jellicoe Road, but we need the new surface to cool enough for it to be safe for traffic.

“This is taking longer than normal due to the exceptionally high temperatures, but our aim is for the road to be fully open to traffic early on Saturday morning.

“We apologise again for the disruption, and thank everyone for their patience at this time”

Other News

11:25

A first-year university student who left his father’s BMW suspended in a tree has been disqualified from driving.

09:17

It might be time to bring out a pair of gloves as temperatures across Norfolk are forecast to drop next week.

12:50

Norfolk’s main roads are slowly clogging up as a record number of vehicles take to the streets.

Yesterday, 16:52

Sailor Moon, the Hulk and Spiderman will be settling into Yarmouth next year to celebrate their very own Comic Con.

Most Read

Wed, 12:29

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman following a theft in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Tue, 13:10

The man who was killed in a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth has been named.

Read more
Norwich Magistrates Court
Thu, 14:16

A young girl left severely disabled after mistakes were made during her birth at a Norfolk hospital will receive an extra £600,000 in damages.

Read more
Wed, 12:20

Residents in Great Yarmouth will be able to enjoy having their favourite fast food orders delivered right to their doorstep thanks to a new delivery service.

Read more
Norwich
Wed, 14:51

Homes are going up on a pub’s garden as it looks for ways to thrive.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy