Drivers diverted as Severn Trent tackles burst pipe in Telford

Drivers are facing a diversion and temporary traffic lights as Severn Trent Water send in several tankers to battle a burst pipe.

A queue of Severn Trent vehicles has been spotted on the Donnington road
A queue of Severn Trent vehicles has been spotted on the Donnington road

Donnington Wood Way between Asda and the Donnington Wood roundabout was closed late on Tuesday evening.

The road remained closed at 1pm on Wednesday in one direction, heading from the supermarket towards the roundabout.

Witnesses report 10 Severn Trent tankers tackling what they say looks like a burst water mains.

Lilleshall Primary School reported having no water for a short time on Wednesday morning.

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience and disruption caused by our work on Donnington Wood Way in Telford.

“Our teams are onsite currently working hard to repair a burst pipe – we also have tankers in the area to inject water into the network to keep customers on supply.

“To keep our engineers and other road users safe as we carry out this work, we have closed one side of the road with two-way traffic lights in place allowing both sets of traffic to continue along the road.

“Again, we apologise for any disruption caused by the burst and subsequent two-way lights, as we know this is a busy road. It’s our priority to complete this work and get the road re-opened again as soon as possible.”

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