Eastern Road: Major Portsmouth road shut after Southern Water sewage pipe bursts

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One lane of a major Portsmouth road has shut this afternoon due to a burst sewer pipe – and drivers are advised to plan journeys accordingly.

Part of Eastern Road – a busy route in and out of the city – is currently closed while workers attempt to tackle the damage caused by the Southern Water sewer main.

A Portsmouth Roads spokesperson said: “One lane closed Southbound Eastern Road @SouthernWater's sewer main has burst in another location. Their teams are on site and tankers are removing excess water to avoid flooding. Plan your journey and allow extra time.”

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Drone footage showing the severe traffic jams on Eastern Road as the southbound route is closed due to a burst sewer. It is now expected the route will reopen on Wednesday (December 20). Picture: Marcin Jedrysiak.Drone footage showing the severe traffic jams on Eastern Road as the southbound route is closed due to a burst sewer. It is now expected the route will reopen on Wednesday (December 20). Picture: Marcin Jedrysiak.
Drone footage showing the severe traffic jams on Eastern Road as the southbound route is closed due to a burst sewer. It is now expected the route will reopen on Wednesday (December 20). Picture: Marcin Jedrysiak.

The road was shut for more than five days last month after another burst sewage pipe.

An Eastern Road spokesperson said: “Due to a burst sewer, we have had to close a lane on the Eastern Road, Southbound (A2030), in Portsmouth. We currently have teams on site dealing with the issue and removing excess water to avoid flooding.”

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