No finish date set on Melton town centre sewer pipe repairs

Workmen continue to work on the collapsed sewer which caused a sinkhole to open in King Street in Melton EMN-190326-133353001
Workmen continue to work on the collapsed sewer which caused a sinkhole to open in King Street in Melton EMN-190326-133353001
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No finishing date has been given for work being carried out to repair a collapsed sewer pipe in Melton town centre.

Work teams from Severn Trent first arrived on site, in King Street, almost a week ago, after a sinkhole opened up.

54A King Street cafe owner Nigel Keep next to the sinkhole which appeared close to his business EMN-190322-150146001

54A King Street cafe owner Nigel Keep next to the sinkhole which appeared close to his business EMN-190322-150146001

Leicestershire County Council officials fenced off the hole when it first appeared, on Friday February 15, and closed the road to traffic.

It remains closed and the water company told the Melton Times this afternoon (Tuesday): “Work is continuing by our teams to repair the collapsed sewer pipe on King Street, and we’ve been using cameras to help inspect the pipe to make sure it doesn’t cause any further problems.

“We’re really sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re doing everything we can to complete work as quickly, and safely as possible.”