Another water main bursts in York – and floods shop

Firefighters at the scene. Photographs: Richard McDougall
19 Jun 2020 @ 12.37 pm
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Water from a burst main has caused problems on another York road today.

The fault was at the junction of Bishopthorpe Road and Vine Street.

Although the water did flow onto Bishy Road it wasn’t enough to stop traffic – partly because the new one-way system has created a wider path.

The burst pipe caused particular problems for Setting The Scene, the florists shop on Vine Street, which was inundated with water.

Firefighters are pumping water from the shop. Yorkshire Water engineers are also on the scene.

The scene on Vine Street

A Yorkshire Water spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the burst pipe and have a technician on site who is investigating the issue.

“A repair team is on the way to fix it as soon as possible.”

This not the only burst pipe of the day in York. Shortly before 8am, Yorkshire Water tweeted that a pipe had failed in Stockton Lane, causing supply issues.

And Cllr Andrew Waller tweeted this today:

It is the latest in a series of water failures. Only last week, a ruptured main closed Gillygate.

Last summer both Walmgate and Haxby Road were flooded after pipes burst.