Burst water main closes A19 Doncaster road at Brayton, near Selby

Burst water mains and collapsed sewer lead to closures of two main roads

A burst water main led to the closure of the A19 Doncaster road at Brayton, near Selby

Water gushes from a hydrant in Brayton

Workers from Yorkshire Water make repairs at the site

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A BURST water main and a collapsed sewer led to the closure of two main roads in York and North Yorkshire.

The 12 inch mains burst on the A19 Doncaster Road at Brayton, near Selby, while the sewer collapsed in Carr Lane, York.

Yorkshire Water said it had to put a diversion in place while it carried out repair work at the burst, which happened in the early hours of yesterday.

"We'd like to apologise to any customers affected by the burst and any motorists that use this route," said a spokesman,.

North Yorkshire Police said officers were called out at 12.40am yesterday to a burst between the Brayton Lane junction and the Fox Hill Lane junction, and put a temporary diversion in place until highways officials arrived on the scene. It said the road surface had been damaged.

North Yorkshire County Council said it would assess the damage to the road surface once the repairs to the main had been completed.

The sewer collapse in Carr Lane, just off the A59 Boroughbridge Road, emerged after a local resident contacted Yorkshire Water to report internal flooding to their property over the weekend, said a spokesman for the water company.

"Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a nearby sewer had collapsed, requiring reconstructive work," he said.

"Pumping is taking place to reduce water levels in the area and repair work to the sewer will take place over the coming days, resulting in a temporary closure of Carr Lane.

"We are aiming to have the work completed later this week and would like to apologise to any customers affected by this issue."

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10:13am Wed 13 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.
Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate. smudge2
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11:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

brian webster says...

Yorkshire Water are responsible for the drains not the council they are responsible for the sewers
Yorkshire Water are responsible for the drains not the council they are responsible for the sewers brian webster
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2:43am Thu 14 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

smudge2 wrote:
Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.
So you think all the road closures that have been dotted around the city centre over the past 3-4 months (including when Coppergate and Pavement were closed) was all for s*its and giggles? you don't think those miles of brand new yellow gas pipes that have been put into the ground and commissioned might not be some form of preventative work.....
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.[/p][/quote]So you think all the road closures that have been dotted around the city centre over the past 3-4 months (including when Coppergate and Pavement were closed) was all for s*its and giggles? you don't think those miles of brand new yellow gas pipes that have been put into the ground and commissioned might not be some form of preventative work..... Magicman!
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9:27am Thu 14 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Magicman! wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.
So you think all the road closures that have been dotted around the city centre over the past 3-4 months (including when Coppergate and Pavement were closed) was all for s*its and giggles? you don't think those miles of brand new yellow gas pipes that have been put into the ground and commissioned might not be some form of preventative work.....
It's water we are talking about ...Gas does not flood !!
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.[/p][/quote]So you think all the road closures that have been dotted around the city centre over the past 3-4 months (including when Coppergate and Pavement were closed) was all for s*its and giggles? you don't think those miles of brand new yellow gas pipes that have been put into the ground and commissioned might not be some form of preventative work.....[/p][/quote]It's water we are talking about ...Gas does not flood !! smudge2
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9:27am Thu 14 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Magicman! wrote:
smudge2 wrote:
Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.
So you think all the road closures that have been dotted around the city centre over the past 3-4 months (including when Coppergate and Pavement were closed) was all for s*its and giggles? you don't think those miles of brand new yellow gas pipes that have been put into the ground and commissioned might not be some form of preventative work.....
It's water we are talking about ...Gas does not flood !!
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Like the drains in and around York that the councils are supposed to maintain nobody does preventative work any more and they rely on customers or ratepayers call outs to repair very old drains and pipes whilst maintaining maximum profits for shareholders or consultants.... Companies that say they put the public first ....I think not. Look at the recent flooding caused by blocked drains in Acomb and Fishergate.[/p][/quote]So you think all the road closures that have been dotted around the city centre over the past 3-4 months (including when Coppergate and Pavement were closed) was all for s*its and giggles? you don't think those miles of brand new yellow gas pipes that have been put into the ground and commissioned might not be some form of preventative work.....[/p][/quote]It's water we are talking about ...Gas does not flood !! smudge2
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