Work underway to reroute water in Conduit Road, Stamford

Anglian Water investigate a leak in Conduit Road, Stamford. EMN-160115-144530001
Anglian Water investigate a leak in Conduit Road, Stamford. EMN-160115-144530001

Work to reroute a natural spring that caused several accidents when it froze over is ongoing.

Lincolnshire County Council contractors began work on the problem in Conduit Road, Stamford, on Monday (February 1). Water has been rising from underground and flowing down the street for some time, but last month it froze in cold temperatures, causing at least two cars to skid on the ice and crash into walls.

The road has been closed to through traffic since then while investigations have been carried out.

A council spokesman said: “Works to capture the rising water on Conduit Road and pipe it into the council surface water drain started as planned on February 1.

“Works will continue until early next week after which time we expect the road to re-open. We thank you for your patience during these works.”