Wigginton Road will stay closed till Sunday due to burst water mains

Wigginton Road is closed. Photograph: Richard McDougall

There will be no quick fix to get Wigginton Road moving again.

The road, which has been closed from York Hospital to Crichton Avenue, is not set to reopen until Sunday, it has just been revealed.

Two separate water main bursts have caused the closure, and engineers are now at the scene looking to put things right – but it’s a long job.

A Yorkshire Water spokesperson told YorkMix:

We have experienced two unrelated bursts on a large water main on Wigginton Road.

The bursts have caused significant damage to the road surface.

Our teams are working hard to complete the repairs quickly and reinstate the road to keep disruption to a minimum.

We are expecting the road to reopen on Sunday.