Great Western Way: Burst water main closes road

Engineers work on Great Western Way after 12-inch water pipe burstafter 12-inch water pipe burst
Image caption Engineers are working on Great Western Way after the water main burst

A main route in Swindon will remain closed during the weekend and into next week after a water main burst.

The 12in (30cm) pipe burst on Thursday on Great Western Way close to Bruce Street Bridges.

Thames Water said some customers' water supplies were interrupted but engineers were able to stop the leak and redirect water to most of the affected homes.

The leak has damaged about 98ft (30m) of road surface causing major delays in the area.

The northbound carriageway of the Great Western Way between B&Q and the Bruce Street Bridges is currently closed.

A spokesman for Thames Water said: "Our engineers will be replacing the broken pipe today, however the leak also damaged around 30 metres of road surface.

"This road will need to remain closed over the weekend so we can rebuild the road and then resurface it.

"We are very sorry for the inconvenience this is causing and are working hard to get this fixed as soon as possible."

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