Water restored after pipe bursts – but travel choas remains

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Water has been restored to scores of homeowners across Chesterfield after a pipe burst yesterday afternoon.

The incident at the Queen Victoria Road roundabout near New Tupton left scores of residents without water and caused flooding on Derby Road, sparking travel chaos.

Engineers from Severn Trent worked through the night to restore customers’ water supply by this morning.

However, work to repair the damaged water pipe is continuing at the roundabout.

As a result, one lane of the A61 towards Chesterfield will be closed until repairs are complete.

Rick Newton, area manager at Severn Trent, said: “Working through the night, we were able to restore our customers’ supply by isolating the burst pipe and rerouting water around our network of pipes. Today, we’ll be focussing on repairing the pipe and getting things back to normal.

“We’d like to say sorry to commuters as unfortunately one lane of the A61 – heading from New Tupton towards Chesterfield – is closed so we can carry out work safely.

“We’d like to ask motorists to allow extra time for their journey if travelling in the area.

“We’re doing all we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we’d like to thank the local community for its patience.”