Colchester Turner Road disruption to continue into tomorrow

The burst pipe is on the same road as Colchester Hospital. Picture: Paul Searle

The burst pipe is on the same road as Colchester Hospital. Picture: Paul Searle - Credit: Archant

A burst water pipe has caused queing traffic and bus diversions

Disruption close to Colchester General Hospital will continue into Friday after a water pipe burst.

Workers from Anglia Water were sent out to Turner Road in the north of the city to fix a water pipe on Thursday morning.

The roadworks have caused major traffic disruption in the area and have led bus operators First Essex and Arriva Herts and Essex to divert services in the area.

First Essex have reported on Twitter that they expect the diversion to be in place for at least three days.

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An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “We were alerted to a burst water pipe on Turner Road this morning and in order to repair the main and bring customers back on water, the road has been closed. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

“Access to Colchester General Hospital is available via Mill Road. The pipe has now been repaired and will we will be working tomorrow to resurface the road and get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

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“Customers in the area should see their water pressure returning to normal but it may appear slightly cloudy. This is because of little air bubbles that have been trapped in the pipe whilst it was being repaired.

“If customers run their tap for a short time this should clear. It is harmless but this water can be collected in a bowl or watering can and used for watering plants.”

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