07 February 2019 12:30
Yorkshire Water has been working on repairs - but say it might mean that houses in the area may have no water or low pressure. A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: "The repair to the burst water main has gone well and we will be re-surfacing the road this afternoon with a view to fully re-opening Wigginton Road at around 6am tomorrow morning. We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their continued patience. Last night, there was a significant burst to the water main on Wigginton Road that caused damage to the road surface which led to its full closure between Crichton Avenue and Vyner Street. As a result, a traffic diversion is currently in place directing traffic heading into the city centre along Haxby Road.
We appreciate this is a busy, arterial route in and out of York and aim to have it open by early tomorrow morning." YORK'S Wigginton Road is expected to fully reopen tomorrow morning with part of it still closed after a "significant" burst to a water main. Yorkshire Water said the burst caused damage to the road surface and has led to the full closure of Wigginton Road between Crichton Avenue and Vyner Street. The closure has caused heavy traffic in the area. This morning the company tweeted that it was working on repairs which may be causing houses in the area to have no water or low pressure. A Yorkshire Water spokesperson told The Press: "The repair to the burst water main has gone well and we will be resurfacing the road this afternoon with a view to fully reopening Wigginton Road at around 6am tomorrow morning.
We would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience." The spokesperson added that work would go on through the night in a bid to get the road reopen by 6am. The spokesperson had earlier said: "A traffic diversion is in place directing traffic heading into the city centre along Haxby Road. Traffic heading out of the city centre is also being directed along Haxby Road. York Travel, the official travel feed from City of York Council, tweeted this morning that Wigginton Road inbound traffic is being diverted across Crichton Avenue bridge, while Wigginton Road outbound access is possible up to the works area, but is otherwise being diverted along Haxby Road. It also said this morning that it was "very busy" inbound on Bootham and Haxby Road/Clarence Street due to diverted traffic. First York tweeted that there was "heavy traffic" around Clarence Street due to the Wigginton Road closure. Service 1 – Heavy traffic around Clarence St due to Wigginton Road Closure (Burst Water Main) Service 5 / 5A - Heavy traffic around Clarence St due to Wigginton Road Closure (Burst Water Main) AND Gas Works on Huntington Road — First York (@FirstYork) 6 February 2019 Service update 8:55 - service 6 diverted via Bootham and Burton Stone Lane due to Wigginton Road being closed. Service 2 - delays of up to 20 minutes due to heavy traffic around Bootham. — First York (@FirstYork) 6 February 2019