Burst water main and collapsed road causes traffic chaos

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Burst water main collapses road

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The road between Sorley Cross and Stumpy Post Cross has been closed due to a burst water main and a collapsed road. 

Kingsbridge Police posted on social media: "Sorley Cross to Stumpy Post is closed due to a collapsed road. Belle Hill is also closed with roadworks. It's very busy. Please avoid. Going to the tip can wait until tomorrow."

A South West Water statement on their website states: "We’re aware that some customers in Kingsbridge may be experiencing lower pressure than usual or a loss of supply due to a burst water main in Slade Cross. Our team are on site working hard to repair the burst and we expect that supplies will be restored in the next 3 to 4 hours. We would like to thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

We have not been able to track down any photos of the water main so far, if you have any you would like to send to us, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us through our social media. 


Main image: credit Kingsbridge Police 

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