Road flooded in Melton after burst water pipe

Water floods Saxby Road from a burst water pipe this afternoon
PHOTO DONNA KETTELL EMN-170221-171444001
Water floods Saxby Road from a burst water pipe this afternoon PHOTO DONNA KETTELL EMN-170221-171444001

Motorists have been struggling through flood water this afternoon in Melton after a water pipe burst.

Traffic was delayed on Saxby Road following the incident and engineers are now trying to fix it.

Water floods Saxby Road from a burst water pipe this afternoon
PHOTO DONNA KETTELL EMN-170221-171455001

Water floods Saxby Road from a burst water pipe this afternoon PHOTO DONNA KETTELL EMN-170221-171455001

A spokesperson for Severn Trent said: “We currently have engineers in Saxby Road, Melton Mowbray, to repair a burst water pipe.

“To make sure our team can work safely we’ll need to put temporary traffic lights in place while we complete the repair.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes and our engineers will work as quickly as possible to return everything to normal.”

Reader Donna Kettell captured the scale of the flood waters on Saxby Road in these two photographs.