UPDATE: Water main fixed but road still closed

Crawley Police are on scene
Crawley Police are on scene

A burst water main that flooded a road in Crawley has been fixed but the road remains closed.

Gatwick Road was affected between the Tinsley Lane North junction and the Fleming Way junction because of surface water from a burst water main.

Police were called to Forge Wood industrial estate at 1.40am this morning and found tarmac broken up by for a water leak, according to a spokesperson for Sussex Police.

The incident was left with the Southern Water emergency team at 2.30am, police say.

A spokesperson for Southern Water said earlier today:

“We are investigating the location of the burst in order to repair it, but this is proving more difficult than usual as the main is underneath reinforced concrete.

“Sixteen industrial units have been affected, and all are aware of the burst. Traffic management is in place in order to keep the traffic flowing in a safe way.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to fix the burst as quickly as possible.”

Southern Water have since confirmed that the water main has been fixed but the road will remain closed until the road surface has properly set.

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