Work to repair burst water pipe

Royal Avenue water leak picture Richard Ponter 113555b
Royal Avenue water leak picture Richard Ponter 113555b
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A SCARBOROUGH street looked more like a river yesterday following a burst water main.

The leak resulted in Royal Avenue, which runs from Ramshill down to Valley Road, being submerged in a fast-flowing torrent.

A spokesman from Yorkshire Water said the problem was reported to them during the morning and engineers were sent out immediately.

Speaking to the Evening News yesterday, he said: “We apologise to local residents and motorists for the leak we have on Royal Avenue.

“We’re working hard to repair it and wish to reassure people that it will be fixed as quickly as possible.

“We also wish to thank local residents for alerting us to the burst pipe.

“Their quick thinking enabled us to swiftly get a team on site and on with the repair.”

The spokesman added that to his knowledge there had been no interruption to residents’ water supply.

Royal Avenue has been closed off to traffic since Monday for resurfacing works.