Plymouth road collapses after water main bursts

  • Published
A burst water main in a street
Image caption,
South West Water said it would try to isolate the burst and restore water supplies shortly before repair work

A road has collapsed after a burst water main caused heavy flooding in part of Plymouth.

The burst, in the Melville Road area of the city, has seen the streets closed between Alexandra and Cambridge roads near the Ford Primary School.

A "significant" amount of water was running downhill, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

South West Water said it was "hoping to restore water supplies as soon as possible".

Image caption,
The surface of the road has buckled and cracked in places
Image caption,
Flooding has occurred near Wolseley Road