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Heathborne Road closed in Bushey due to burst water main
A burst water main has closed a road for three days.
Heathborne Road at the junction of Magnaville Road in Bushey has been closed after a burst water main led to extensive flooding on the road.
Eyewitnesses said the water appeared to be coming from a bulge in the road surface where the road works had been taking place at around 1pm on Saturday.
A spokeswoman at Affinity Water, the water supply company, said: "We would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused as a result of a burst water main in Heathbourne Road at the junction of Magnaville Road, Bushey Heath, on Saturday.
"The burst happened at around 1pm. No customers were affected, but Heathbourne Road was closed and a diversion in place from 7pm on Saturday evening to enable us to carry out the repair.
"The road should be opened by tomorrow evening (Tuesday) once final reinstatement has taken place. Thank you to our customers for their patience while we carry out the repair."
A spokesman at Hertfordshire County Council said: “We have been using our VMS (variable message signs) to warn people about the closure of Heathbourne Road.
“In addition the planned closure of High Road, Bushey Heath for resurfacing over night tonight, has had to be postponed as a result.
“Affinity Water have advised us that the road closure is likely to remain in place until at least tomorrow night, as the main that burst has caused significant damage to the road.
“Repair works are proceeding well but road is constructed in concrete which will require an extended duration to cure.”
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