Access route into March is closed as Anglian Water repairs burst pipe which left a large part of the town without water earlier today

Map on Anglian Water's website showing the area of March affected

Map on Anglian Water's website showing the area of March affected - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of homes Streets affected include Station Road, Whittlesey Road, Maple Grove, Elliott Road, Wisbech Road and Norwood Road.

One of the major routes into March has been closed and is likely to stay that way until tomorrow morning as work is carried out to repair a burst water main.

The repair work in Elm Road close to the junction with Long Hill Road follows this morning’s disruption to water supply to hundreds of homes in the town.

Residents awoke to either nor water or poor water pressure due to the burst main with many posting on social media about the issues. Supplies were restored around mid morning, but work is now underway to repair the pipe.

A spokesman for Anglian Water said: “Our teams are currently on site at Elm Road in March repairing a burst water pipe.

“All customers’ water supply is back to normal now, however, there will be a road closure in place at Elm Road between Long Hill Road and Chain Bridge, while we complete the repairs overnight and tomorrow.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Our teams will be working extended hours to complete the repairs and get things back to normal as quickly as possible. We would like to thank road users for their patience while this urgent repair work is completed.”

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An earlier statement from the water company said: “Unfortunately we had a power failure at the water works at 4.30am today. When the power was restored the flow alarms indicated that there is a burst main in the area as well which is now the cause of the supply interruption. We are looking for the burst now and will have you back on as soon as possible.”

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