Video: Sheffield city centre roads flooded after water main bursts

A burst water main is causing disruption in Sheffield city centre.

Saturday, 4th November 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:15 pm
The flooding in Castlegate. Photo: Douglas Johnson

Water was pouring out of a crack in the road at the junction of Haymarket and King Street in Castlegate earlier this afternoon.

Police and Yorkshire Water engineers are at the scene. A Yorkshire Water spokesman said a joint in the piping had blown but had since been repaired.

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Buses running towards the city centre via the Wicker are being diverted via Blonk Street, Park Square and Commercial Street.

Services 3 and 8 will operate via Bridgehouses, Derek Dooley Way and Sheffield Parkway to Commercial Street.

Services 41 and 120 will divert via Commercial Street, round Park Square roundabout and back up Commercial Street.

Photo: Douglas Johnson
Water cascading from a crack in the road. Photo: Subhankar Bhattacharya
Buses have been diverted. Photo: Subhankar Bhattacharya
Yorkshire Water engineers at the scene.
The crack in the road.
Photo: Douglas Johnson
Water cascading from a crack in the road. Photo: Subhankar Bhattacharya
Buses have been diverted. Photo: Subhankar Bhattacharya
Yorkshire Water engineers at the scene.
The crack in the road.