Gillygate has been closed tonight (Wednesday) after a water main burst.
Water has erupted on the pavement near Gillygate Guest House and Wackers Fish and Chips, dislodging paving stones and cascading down the street.
One resident said: “The pavement literally exploded. Residents had to stop a bus going through it in case of a sink hole.
“Gillygate closed again. Ironically it’s outside the flat that was on fire.”
Buses are being diverted. First York said they are re-routing Services 1, 5/5A and 6.
Police were on the scene this evening.