Sewer collapse causes closure of main Peterborough road

Motorists are facing long delays on a main city road after a sewer collapsed.

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 6:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:31 am

Anglian Water engineers have been forced to shut a stretch of Oundle Road following the collapse today.

The road is shut between Lynch Wood and the Orton Parkway, and a diversion through Lynch Wood has been put in place.

A spokesman for Anglian Water said: “In order to repair the sewer we have had to close the road.

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“The sewer is four metres down. We don’t know how complicated the work will be, so we do not know how long the closure will be in place.

“No-one has been without service as a result of the collapse, and we have been putting in an overland sewer pipe for the duration of the works so no-one will be off grid.
“We apologise for the disruption caused.”