A water leak caused long delays for motorists on Watford ring road this morning.

Affinity Water had been called to a leak in Clarendon Road outside Watford Community Housing earlier this morning.

This caused queues for drivers travelling into Clarendon Road from the ring road. 

But the queues were not just limited to Clarendon Road.

The ring road, Stephenson Way, and Hempstead Road were all much slower than usual.

Clarendon Road is now open from the ring road towards St John's Road with barriers up on the pavement.

An Affinity Water spokesperson said: “We were called to assist an office block along Clarendon Road, Watford this morning, which had a ceased internal stop tap and were unable to shut off the water to stop a leak inside their building.

“Our technicians attended the site to shut off water to the property via the communications pipe, which was situated underneath the road and required an excavation.

“To ensure the safety of our technicians and commuters, the road had to be temporarily closed whilst the work took place.

“The road is now re-open and we would like to thank customers and commuters for their patience during this time.”

There is already major roadworks in Clarendon Road, the other way. A ten month project is underway.

Watford Observer:

Queues on the ring road this morning 

The works mean the road is closed southbound between St John's Road and Beechen Grove - which affects drivers travelling from the station to the town centre.

Instead, motorists are being diverted down Station Road to St Albans Road.

The road is now littered with cones and barriers to allow the traffic to be controlled and to keep the street as safe as possible for both pedestrians and workers.