Water was leaking from the pavement adjacent to the Tavern Service Station on Monday morning. Police attended at around 9:30am to direct pedestrians around the potential hazard.
Shortly after 10am, Water UK (H2o) arrived to assess and repair what turned out to be a very large rip in the water main, thought to have been caused by the especially frosty conditions.
At around 2:30pm Water UK (H2o) was informing residents that they would be turning the water supply off to enable them to repair the leak. Unfortunately turning off the water and the subsequent repair proved more problematic than was first anticipated.
At teatime tonight, engineers were still working on the repair. We hope to have more information tomorrow.
Wednesday 18 January update: A new section of water main has been inserted, the hole has been filled in, and a matching top surface will be laid on Thursday to complete the repair.