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Burst watermain closes St Mary Cray High Street until the weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:14 27 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:10 28 July 2016

Burst water mains are causing travel disruption

Burst water mains are causing travel disruption

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Motorists have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys

Two of the borough’s roads have been closed and a set of temporary traffic lights erected as burst water mains cause travel disruption.

High Street, Mary Cray, will be closed until the weekend following the rupture of an 8in pipe that severely damaged the road surface on Tuesday (July 26).

The 477, R4 and R6 buses are currently being diverted, and no buses are serving the High Street between the junctions of Kent Road and Blacksmiths Lane.

Addington Road, Coney Hall, is also closed at its junction with the A232 Glebe Way, and will remain closed for the rest of the week after a 12in pipe burst.

Diversions are in place to enable motorists to continue their journey along Addington Road.

Two-way traffic lights are in place on Mottingham Road at the junctions with Elmstead Lane, White Horse Hill and William Barefoot Drive, after a pipe burst this morning (July 27).

Keith Wells, Thames Water operations manager for the Bromley area, said: “We’re very sorry to anyone affected by the burst pipes and road closures. My team is working hard to get the pipes fixed and roads reopened by the end of the week, and will be trying their best to finish earlier.

“We would advise people to leave extra time for their journeys and check whether their usual routes are affected.”

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