Traffic lights erected while water mains repairs take place

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There may be delays along London Road, in Boston, after four-way traffic lights have been put in place due to a burst water main.

The pipe is believed to have burst at some point overnight or early this morning according to a Lincolnshire County Council spokesman.

The traffic lights have been placed on the B1397 London Road, around the West End Road junction, while repairs are carried out.

An Anglian Water spokesman said there had been no impact in terms of flooding and said they were not aware of anyone affected by water flow issues.

Emma Staples from Anglian Water said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience to residents and road users as we repair a burst to a water main on London Road, Boston. This is a busy road which requires four-way traffic lights to be in place before we can safely carry out the repair.

“No customers have been impacted by the burst overnight, but it’s possible the water supply could be affected for a short time this afternoon while we complete the repair.

“We will be working hard to complete this phase of the job as quickly as possible and would like to thank customers and for their patience and understanding in advance.”

It is hoped the repairs will be finished later today, but the traffic lights will remain until Thursday or Friday while the hole is closed and road restored.