Main road in Kirklees remains closed after burst pipe on Sunday

A main road in Mirfield was shut after a water pipe burst.

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 3:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 4:26 pm

Yorkshire Water engineers were called to Hopton Lane, Upper Hopton, just above the junction with Hopton Hall Lane, early on Sunday.

The road, on a tight bend, was closed in both directions with a diversion put in place via Jackroyd Lane. Traffic was diverted through Upper Hopton village.

Despite ‘road closed’ signs many drivers ignored the closure warning and were forced to turn around when they realised they couldn’t get through.

A main road in Mirfield was shut after a water pipe burst.
A main road in Mirfield was shut after a water pipe burst.

A Yorkshire Water spokesman said: “We were alerted to a burst pipe on Hopton Lane in the early hours of Sunday morning affecting water supply locally. We prioritised the repair and within a few hours had reinstated supply.

“Repairs have been completed and we are working hard to reopen the road as soon as possible.

“The road surface requires extensive reinstatement to maintain the integrity of the road and our team will be on site as soon as possible to complete the work.”