Repairs to Yarmouth burst water main “progressing” say water company

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.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Work to repair a road damaged by a burst water main at the start of the week are progressing, a water company spokesman said.

Workmen were not on the South Quay yesterday evening and a spokesman for Essex and Suffolk Water said that because they were waiting for the concrete to set, they were not needed on site.

'It takes 24 hours for the concrete to set. We hope that the tarmacking should take place today.

'The heavy rain yesterday was sadly slowing up the works.'

They added that the reinstatement work is progressing.

An update on the repair work is expected later this afternoon.

A pipe burst early on Monday morning which led to flooding on South Quay and forced the road to be shut.

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This caused severe delays on roads throughout the town all day, with traffic backed up on the Acle Straight getting into Yarmouth.

On Tuesday road restrictions were put in place to allow for the repair work to the pipe and then the reinstatement of the road.

At peak times throughout the week there have been long delays for drivers and bus passengers who were unable to get to Gorleston over the Haven Bridge.

Earlier in the week, the water company said that the works should be finished at the weekend.

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