Burst water main shuts Plympton road after surface damage
A BURST water main has caused a road in Plympton to be shut off while it awaits resurfacing.
South West Water confirmed they had to deal with a leak on St Maurice Road at the junction with Erle Gardens. They were alerted to it by police at 2.30pm yesterday.
The road was closed after the discovery of the leak. It has remained closed since then due to the need for resurfacing after the engineers had completed their repair.
A crew was sent down to deal with it and had it repaired by 4pm, according to a spokeswoman for South West Water.
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They said approximately 35 properties were affected by the work carried out. Engineers had to turn off the water supply for around 20 minutes while they worked.
A spokeswoman said: "The road is closed and a diversion is currently in place. The water has damaged the asphalt so one of our partners will go down and resurface the road where our engineers had to dig down to the pipe. It should be repaired by Monday or Tuesday."
The repair of the one by two metre patch of road will involve reconstructing part of a raised speed hump.
Citybus confirmed it had to put Plympton services 21 and 21A on diversion.
They will travel via New Park Road and Yeomans Way while the road is closed.