Traffic chaos to continue as Sheffield city centre road remains closed all week

A main road in Sheffield city centre is to remain closed until the end of the week due to repair work that is being carried out following a water main bursting last Monday (February 3).

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 2:52 pm

Yorkshire Water confirmed today that Charlotte Road will not reopen until at least Friday (February 14), meaning the road will have been closed for almost two weeks following the damage.

The area around Queens Road and Charlotte Road on the A61 was under water when the mains initially burst on the evening of February 3, with thousands of gallons of water pouring onto the carriageway.

Following the incident homes were left without water, and a number of bus services have been diverted.

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Services 11, 51 and 41 are diverted via East Bank Road, Duchess road and Queens Road. They will then resume their normal route at the traffic lights at Charlotte road.

The A61 was under water when the water main first burst.