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Water leak travel chaos in Sheffield

Abbeydale Road closure due to an earlier burst water pipe.

Abbeydale Road closure due to an earlier burst water pipe.

A burst water main caused traffic chaos of the busiest roads in Sheffield.

Abbeydale Road was closed between the junctions with Bedale Road and Empire Road during yesterday’s the morning rush hour.

The water main burst as work was being carried out as part of a road resurfacing programme in Sheffield.

The road was closed from 6am until 1.15pm.

Ruth Dacey, who was travelling to Sheffield from Totley, said: “It was awful. We began crawling along London Road at a snail’s pace just after Tesco.

“A lot of people were unaware about what was going on and complaining. Lots were ringing into work to explain about the delays.

“I decided to get off by the Broadfield pub as I had been on the bus for over an hour already.

“I ended up walking.”

 
 
 

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