Emergency closure of A51 Boughton, Chester

14 September 


The Council notified Severn Trent Water - who is responsible for the water pipes - about the water leak on Thursday evening.

The company has been working to repair this and the matter is with them. They have told the Council that the road will be ready again for re-opening tomorrow night (Tuesday).

11 September 

Due to a burst water main there is a road closure in place on the A51 Boughton, Chester, from City Road roundabout. Severn Trent Water is currently on site carrying out emergency repairs.

Last night Cheshire West and Chester Council's out of hours team were notified of the water burst on the A51 Boughton, outbound, immediately before the junction with Waitrose.

The water main is in the centre of the carriageway. The road has been closed from City Road roundabout while Severn Trent carry out emergency repairs.

The construction of the road is reinforced concrete and the repair will take some time to complete.

A diversion route is in place but motorists are advised to avoid the area, if possible, until the incident is resolved.

Water main burst

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