Traffic alert: Armley Gyratory closed due to burst water main

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UPDATE: a Yorkshire Water statement says water is returning to homes in parts of Armley and New Wortley:

“Early this morning at around 4am a burst water main near Armley prison on Canal Street caused a high volume of water to flow onto the Gyratory and Wellington Road.

“As a result, the Gyratory had to be partially closed causing major traffic tailbacks in all directions including the M621.

“We worked with the emergency services who were on the scene, with the police helping to divert traffic and the fire service pumping water off the road surface.

“Water supplies are slowly returning to nearby homes and businesses affected by the burst and should be back to normal very soon.

“We would like to apologise for this major disruption and can confirm that the Gyratory is now fully re-open.”

New Wortley Community Centre is offering bottled water to those still affected.

UPDATED: Armley Gyratory has now re-opened to traffic.

ORGINAL POST: Armley Gyratory in Leeds is closed this morning (Monday, June 18) due to flooding, believed to be from a burst water main near the jail.

Traffic is being diverted away from the area. Traffic travelling down Tong Road is being diverted up the A647 then onto Armley Road and into town.

 

A police spokesperson is urging people to avoid the area and said:

“Diversions are being put in place in the area, however it is expected there will be significant disruption to traffic and motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes if possible.”

First Bus say services have been significantly affected.

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