VIDEO UPDATE: Repairs to road destroyed by water pipe

REPAIRS have today been made to the water main in Horncastle Road in Boston which burst and destroyed part of the road surface yesterday.

The incident left many Boston homes with no water or low water pressure and closed the road in both directions.

There is currently an approximately 10 metre long hole in the road while the 18 inch pipe is fixed.

The pressure in the pipe pushed a part of the bank into the water and pulled up part of the road surface near the junction with Pilley’s Lane.

Adam Robinson, the Environment Agency’s (EA) operations team leader for Boston, said BT were on their way to check their cables and the EA is sending a long reach machine to help fill the hole.

Witham Forth Independent Monitoring Board are said to be providing the materials to fill the hole.

It is hoped the pipe will be shored, and the hole filled, by the end of the day when a two light system will be set up until the road can be repaired.

The Anglian Water site manager said Highways have been notified with a view to fixing the road.