Road repairs needed after water main burst in Brackley


The burst caused flooding in a number of properties and left others with low or no water pressure

A burst water main on the Banbury Road in Brackley left a number of properties without water yesterday.   Other people in the area suffered low water pressure.

Water from the burst caused flooding in a number of properties.

A team from Anglian Water worked late into the evening to fix the problem and restored supplies by 11pm.   Customers were advised to run the tap for a few minutes this morning if they experienced cloudy water.

The burst resulted in the Banbury Road being closed from Manor Road to Westhill Avenue.   Anglian Water say that substantial damage was caused to the carriageway.   This will require repairs to be completed which will be undertaken over the next week.

Stagecoach say that due to the problem their 500 service will be unable to serve Banbury Road.   Their buses will divert via the bypass and they advise customers to use the Market Place stop instead.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “Our teams worked late into the evening last night to repair a burst water main on Banbury Road in Brackley. 

“Unfortunately a number of properties were affected by flooding and some residents were without water.  The repair has been completed and water supply was restored by 11pm, and our teams are now working with those customers whose properties have been affected.

 “Due to the nature of the burst there is significant damage to the road and pavement which our teams will be working to repair over the course of the next week.  As soon as this work is completed the road will be reopened. 

“We would like to apologise to all customers who have been affected and to thank them for their patience while we complete this work.”

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