YORKSHIRE Water has apologised after two burst water mains caused traffic chaos in southern York this morning.

Driver faced long delays on the A19 from Selby to York, and on the A64 approach to the A19 junction at Fulford, where vehicles queued on the inside lane of the eastbound dual carriageway.

One motorist, David Martin of Crockey Hill, said it took him one and a half hours to drive along the A19 from Selby to Crockey Hill because of severe delays.

There were also apparent knock-on problems in Bishopthorpe Road, where inbound traffic queued as far back as the former Terry's chocolate factory.

The bursts happened on the A19 at Fulford, near the junction with Heslington Lane.

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: "We would like to apologise to anyone who has been affected by the bursts in Fulford Road, York.

"Both bursts have now been repaired. Work to reinstate the road is now taking place and temporary traffic lights will assist traffic flow until the road is fully reopen."