Walmgate won’t reopen to traffic until at least the weekend

Workers dig up the damaged section of Walmgate. Photographs: YorkMix
15 Jul 2019 @ 8.06 pm
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Work is already well underway to fix Walmgate.

The York street was underwater earlier today (15 July) after a pipe burst and ruptured the road.

Nearby businesses were without water for some time as the supply was turned off.


A Yorkshire Water spokesman said:

  • We were made aware of a large burst pipe in Walmgate in York earlier this morning and a team was sent to the site as quickly as possible.

    We have isolated the burst and will continue to work on fixing the pipe.

He said Walmgate would be closed until the weekend – but the shops, cafés and restaurants on the street are still open for business.

A team from Morrison Utility Services were working to dig up the street and get to the burst pipe on Monday afternoon.

The mess left af
It’s a significant job
The road is closed but businesses remain open