Second major water main burst in five days closes Burnley Road

Roads are closing after flooding
Roads are closing after flooding

A second major water main burst in the space of five days has closed Burnley Road causing more traffic chaos for motorists.

The second burst happened in Luddendenfoot on Sunday morning. The road was closed and diversions were put in place as engineers assessed the damage.

The water was turned off with no damage being caused to properties. The road was closed at Tuel Lane coming from Halifax and diversions were in place from Mytholmroyd.

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In the afternoon the water supply was restored, but Calderdale Council confirmed that Burnley Road would be closed for a considerable amount of time whilst repairs take place to make it safe again.

The Council is warning motorists to avoid the area if possible and allow extra time, especially during rush hour.

The burst comes four days after water main burst closed the same road but through Mytholmroyd.

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