Mytholmroyd water main burst: What is Yorkshire Water doing

The scene in Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd (Calderdale Council)
The scene in Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd (Calderdale Council)

The impact of water main burst in Mytholmroyd that has caused major travel disruption and closures of businesses and schools is expected to continue for the rest of the day.

The burst happened this morning at the junction of Burnley Road and Caldene Avenue. The road was closed off and motorists were faced with taking alternative routes.

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Yorkshire Water has said they are working hard to make repairs and reopen the road as soon as possible.

In a statement the company said: "This morning, a water main on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd burst causing significant damage to the road. Due to the damage, the road is closed for safety, with diversions in place.

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This morning, a water main on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd burst causing significant damage to the road. Due to the damage, the road is closed for safety, with diversions in place.

"We’d like to thank local residents for their patience.

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"We’ve been moving water around our pipe network and water supplies are currently being restored.

"Some customers may have cloudy water, this is normal after there has been disruption in our pipes. Advice for dealing with this can be found in our help and advice section.

We still have bottled water in Mytholmroyd and this will be handed out by our colleagues at Grange Dean Medical Centre.

"We have already rung the vulnerable customers on our priority services register to check if they require bottled water and we are delivering this to them.

"Calderdale Council is supporting us with identifying other vulnerable residents who we may not be aware of so we can make sure they have the information and support they need.

"As and when we have updates we will share these with you. We’re working as quickly as we can to get this resolved and understand the disruption this is causing. If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch."

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