Lane closed as burst water main causes disruption in Newcastle

A burst water main in Jesmond Dene Road saw water streaming across the road on July 7
-Credit: (Image: Northumbria Water)

A large water main in Jesmond burst on Sunday morning sending water flowing down the road and adding to traffic disruption.

Northumbria Water confirmed the firm has had engineers on-site working to fix the issue and was working with Northumbria Police and Newcastle City Council to minimise the impact on people in the area. There has been no impact on water supply to homes in the area.

A lane on the carriageway heading towards Matthew Bank has been closed to allow workers to carry out repairs - while footpath diversions are in place.

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A spokesperson for Northumbria Water said: "Our team are currently on site, repairing a burst on a large water main on Jesmond Dene Road, between the Great North Road and Ilford Road/Osborne Road.

“As a result, the inside lane, headed North East towards Matthew Bank, is closed so that we can carry out the repair quickly and safely. This leaves one lane open in each direction, and footpath diversions are also in place while this work takes place. No customers’ water supplies are impacted.

Northumbrian Water personnel working on a burst water main on Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle
Northumbrian Water personnel working on a burst water main on Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle -Credit:Newcastle Chronicle

“We are working with Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police to minimise the impact and anticipate having the lane re-opened late this afternoon and apologise for the inconvenience.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank motorists for their patience, especially earlier in the day when the road was busier than normal, due to the nearby road closures for the Great North 10k."

This morning saw a range of road closures due to the Great North 10k race, too.