Engineers start work to fix burst main which flooded main Peterborough street

Anglian Water engineers are working to fix the burst water main in the city centre - as the closure of Bourges Boulevard causes traffic chaos across Peterborough.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:37 am
A van is rescued from the floods

Bourges Boulevard was closed around the Park Inn/Rivergate area this morning as the road was flooded by the burst main.

A van which tried to navigate through the floods became stuck after breaking down in the middle.

Along with the floods and traffic disruption, residents have reported low water pressure, including in Newark Avenue.

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A van is rescued from the floods

This morning, an Anglian Water spokesperson said: “We are currently dealing with a burst water main on Bourges Boulevard in Peterborough. The road has been closed while we work to isolate the main and stop the water. A diversion has been put in place by the local police and we are working as quickly as possible to have this fixed.

“A number of properties may be affected by loss of water or low pressure. We would like to apologise to anyone who has been affected by this issue this morning, we understand the issues this will have caused to traffic in the area.”

Simon Smith, general manager at The Park Inn said the business was open as normal. He said: “We have not been affected, and are open as normal.

“All staff have been able to get in as normal.

“The police have been very good working out there.”