UPDATE: Residents face four-hour wait for burst water main to be fixed

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DRIVERS are warned that engineers are set to spend four hours working on repairing a burst water main on a busy Fareham road this afternoon.

Portsmouth Water are currently at the scene after a six-inch water main burst in Bishopsfield Road.

Rod Porteous, engineering director at Portsmouth Water said: ‘We have a team at the scene dealing with a burst six-inch water main.

‘The water has been shut off and we will be examine the extent of the damage soon before repairing the main.

‘Depending on how bad the damage is, we are looking at about four hours work.

‘We are working very hard to return the road back to its normal use as soon as possible.’

A spokeswoman for Hampshire County Council says: ‘The hole in the road is due to a burst sink main and Portsmouth Water are dealing with it.’

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We were called at 2.30pm to reports of a large hole in the middle of Bishopsfield Road.

‘Portsmouth Water are on scene and dealing with it.’

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