Delays expected to last until the weekend as damaged Yarmouth water main is located

Emergency repair work ongoing around the area of a burst water mains on South Quay in Great Yarmouth

Emergency repair work ongoing around the area of a burst water mains on South Quay in Great Yarmouth.The hole and burst water pipe in the road now repaired.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Delays to bus journeys and drivers getting in and out of Yarmouth have continued today while repairs to a burst water main continue.

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Work to repair a damaged pipe at the junction of Hall Quay and Haven Bridge continued through last night, with engineers from the water company removing 4.5m of burst pipe.

Oliver Rogers from Essex & Suffolk Water said: 'It is a 15 inch diameter cast iron water main that's burst and we've been working hard to locate and fix it.' He added: 'I'd like to thank motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in Yarmouth for their patience during these works and reassure them Essex & Suffolk Water is working as fast as possible to carry out these emergency repairs.'

The burst section of water main was located overnight by engineers.

Road restrictions are likely to remain in place until the weekend and motorists are advised to take extra time for their journey.

Engineers have said the west side of Hall Quay, in the direction of North Quay and over Haven Bridge, would be closed to traffic for three days while repairs take place.

There was heavy traffic in both directions along the A1243 South Quay, between Haven Bridge and the Yarmouth Way junction this morning.

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Diversion summary:

• Temporary traffic lights have been installed by the water company to restrict traffic on South Quay to one lane.

• Three-way lights control traffic over Haven Bridge.

• Gorleston bound traffic cannot use South Quay and Haven Bridge until further notice. The diversion route is via Breydon Bridge, Vauxhall roundabout and North Quay.

• Haven Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists in both directions.

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