Burnley Road to reopen after major water main burst with temporary lights in place

The water main burst in Todmorden (Picture West Yorkshire Police)
The water main burst in Todmorden (Picture West Yorkshire Police)

Motorists will be able to travel between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden along Burnley Road after it was closed due to a major water main burst yesterday.

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Burnley Road was closed between Burnt Acres Lane to Jumble Hole Road in Todmorden just before lunchtime on Tuesday.

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It was initially though that A646 would remain closed until Thursday 'due to the significant damage caused and the need to restore the road so it is safe'.

However Yorkshire Water has said: "We’ll be lifting the road closure and replacing it with two way traffic lights later today. We hope to have the traffic lights in place before peak traffic this evening and will stay in place overnight. Once it is safe, we'll remove them."

First West Yorkshire buses confirmed that numerous services including the 590 and 592 are diverting via Crag Vale.

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