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Equity Road, Enderby – Emergency Road Closure

equity road signLeicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the emergency closure of Equity Road in Enderby.

The closure is required between the junctions of Federation Street and Holyoake Street.

The road will be closed from the 6th October 2015 for up to 2 days.

This will safely allow Severn Trent Water make repairs to a burst water main.

During the closure the alternative route will be :- Federation Street, Short Ridge Lane, Holyoake Street and vice versa.

Burst water main in Enderby causes morning rush hour problems

Leicester Lane closed to traffic
Leicester Lane was closed between Smith Way and the B4114 as Seven Trent staff worked on the burst water main

Just prior to rush hour this morning (Monday 17th August) a burst water pipe in the vicinity of Leicester Lane heading towards the Foxhunter Island caused flooding at the top end of the B4114 St John’s.

About 30 people in the LE8 and LE19 postcodes were reported to have been without any water supply.

Enderby Leisure Centre sent out text messages to members saying they hoped to be able to stay open during the day.

Severn Trent Water quickly had teams at the scene.

Leicester Lane, between Smith Way and the B4114 Narborough Road was closed off. This area covers the entrance to the Enderby Park and Ride but during the course of the morning buses were being allowed along the road. A diversion was set up via the Foxhunter Roundabout.

At 09.30am Severn Trent Water were saying the water supply had been restored to all homes affected by the morning’s burst main.

The firm said it had managed to use other pipes in the area to re-supply customers, although they may have experienced some low pressure.

Repairs were expected to continue into the evening.



Water warning from Severn Trent

Water company Severn Trent has urged its customers to be sensible with their water use during the dry weather spell.

The firm says although its reservoir levels were below where they would normally be at this time of year, they were still above its target levels.

The company said the cold winter had also caused reduced water levels.

David Essex, water strategy manager at Severn Trent, said:

“We’re not anticipating any problems but we are keeping a close eye on the weather which has certainly thrown some big challenges at us.

“Last year was a very dry summer and then we had the coldest winter on record with lots of burst pipes and now it looks that we’re going into another dry year again.

“Across the region our reservoir levels are just under 90% full, which is slightly below what we would expect for this time of year, but not much.

“So of course we are encouraging people to be sensible with their water use, particularly over the coming weeks.”