Motorists warned of severe delays in Northampton after major road is closed

Drivers are being warned to avoid Mereway in Northampton this morning after it was closed overnight, police have warned.

Northamptonshire Police says that Mereway in Northampton is likely to be closed all weekend due to a burst water main.

Mereway, Northampton, is closed. Picture via @pixearl

Mereway, Northampton, is closed. Picture via @pixearl

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A spokesman said: "Partner agencies are on scene dealing with the large amount of water in the area and both carriageways remain closed at this time except for access from the Queen Eleanor roundabout to Penvale Road only.

"The closure is expected to last for the next day or two. Motorists should avoid the area and find alternative routes," the spokesman added.

Anglian Water is currently on the scene accessing the burst. However additional workers heading to the area have been caught up in traffic.

A spokesperson for Anglian Water said an official diversion will be issued within the next couple of hours.

Abbeyfield School has been closed as a result of the burst water main.

Outdoor football pitch facility Goals will remain open.

Northamptonshire Police has confirmed that emergency crews can get out of its headquarters in Mereway by accessing Penvale Road to get to the western side of town or heading towards Queen Eleanor roundabout for the eastern side and the town centre.

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