Burst water main causes "crazy" traffic problems in north Derbyshire

A burst water main is causing traffic problems in Eckington tonight.
A burst water main is causing traffic problems in Eckington tonight.

A burst water main is causing "crazy" traffic problems in a north Derbyshire town this evening.

Derbyshire police has closed Staveley Road in Eckington due to the incident.

There are delays on Stagecoach's 50 and 70 routes as a result.

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: "We're aware that customers in the Eckington area will be experiencing supply interruptions this evening. This is due to a burst water pipe in the area. Our teams are on their way to carry out the repair and we'll keep you updated on here as soon as we know more.

"We're really sorry for the disruption this may be causing to your evening and will do all we can to get supply restored to all our customers as soon as possible."

A later update at 8.15pm read: "We're pleased to report that we've managed to isolate the burst on this pipe and all our customers should now see their supply return. At first this may be at a lower pressure than you're used to and this perfectly normal whilst our pipe network fills up again.

"We'd like to thank our customers for their patience whilst we carried out this repair. We're really sorry for any inconvenience this has caused this evening."

One person wrote on social media: Anyone driving through Eckington near Aldi avoid it road has suddenly flooded in last half hour."

Another posted: "Water main has burst in Eckington causing crazy traffic and flooding to the roads, there's alot of large stones and rocks in the road!"

And another added: "Crikey Eckington is going under water."