Burst water main repaired but A134 to remain closed

The crack in the road on the A134 Picture: JOANNA REED

The crack in the road on the A134 Picture: JOANNA REED - Credit: JOANNA REED

A burst water main which caused a large hole to appear in a Suffolk road has been repaired - though the highway remains closed to traffic.

Police were called early on Saturday to reports of the burst main on the A134 in Leavenheath, just north of the Suffolk/Essex border.

Drivers said there was a “large crack” spanning the width of the road, just past the Hare and Hounds pub.

Video from the scene showed a gaping hole several feet deep. Police described the water as “pouring” and “gurgling from the hole.

The video has been viewed nearly 5,000 by this evening, with a number of people commenting that their water supplies had been cut off.


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Anglian Water said the burst main had been repaired by noon today.

A spokesman said 21 properties had been affected but all had their supplies restored when the repairs were complete.

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The road is expected to remain closed overnight and into tomorrow morning to allow for the hole to be filled in.

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