Burst water main causes Sheffield city centre rush hour traffic gridlock

A burst water main which caused chaos on Sheffield city centre roads this morning has also caused rush hour traffic chaos tonight.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 17:30 pm
Updated Friday, 12th July 2019, 11:50 am

Main routes around the city centre have become gridlocked because of the closure of St Mary’s Road for repairs following the huge burst this morning.

Sheffield's roads have become clogged tonight.

Drivers have been searching for alternative ways home from the city centre after Yorkshire Water said that repairs could take several days.

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The road was left heavily flooded after the burst this morning and Yorkshire Water has said urgent repairs are needed after the partial collapse of the road.

Drivers have been trying to find alternative routes home.

The burst also left hundreds of homes and businesses without water for several hours.