Scale of Mytholmroyd road damage caused by water main burst revealed

The damage to Burnley Road
The damage to Burnley Road

The damage to Burnley Road through Mytholmroyd caused by a burst water main has been revealed.

This is when Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd is scheduled to re-open

Initial assessments have shown significant damage to the road surface, sewers and power cables which will require complex repair processes.

Yorkshire Water is working to repair the damage and has agreed to undertake 24 hour working to ensure this is completed as quickly as possible.

These bus routes are affected by road closure in Mytholmroyd

Staff from the Council and partners from Yorkshire Water, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Fire Service, Northern PowerGrid and the Environment Agency have all been assisting on site and will continue to monitor the situation.

Diversion routes are in place via Littleborough, but motorists are recommended to avoid the area if at all possible and to plan alternate routes to get to all the villages and towns in the Upper Valley of Calderdale. People are also advised to travel outside of the rush hour if they’re able.

Yorkshire Water has confirmed that water supplies are affected and bottled water is available at Grange Dean Medical Centre in the village. The Council has been assisting Yorkshire Water to identify vulnerable residents who may require additional support and bottled water is being delivered to these residents.

The closure is also affecting waste collections and residents are advised to leave their rubbish out as normal and it will be collected as soon as it is possible to do so.