Braunston Road in Oakham remains closed over weekend

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A ROAD in Oakham remains closed while a water company works to fix a burst water main.

Severn Trent Water closed Braunston Road in Oakham to fix a water pipe that has been leaking for a couple of weeks.

A spokesman said: “Severn Trent is, today (Friday), taking out the old pipe work. We have had to take out more than we first anticipated. We will replace the pipe, concrete this in and then we should be able to take samples over the weekend to ensure that this is safe.

““The road closure will remain in place and won’t be removed until Monday at the earliest depending on how this work goes.

“We are working as quickly as possible but need to ensure that the work is done correctly so that we do not have to return and cause further disruption. We also need to make sure the supply is safe for our customers.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience during these essential works.”