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Engineers working to fix ongoing leak on key Bury St Edmunds road after 'subsidence' concerns




Anglian Water has confirmed it is working to fix an ongoing leak on a key road in Bury St Edmunds after concerns were raised.

Water has been bubbling up through the road, in St Andrew's Street South, near Woolhall Street, for nearly three weeks.

Tom Murray, a nearby resident, said he had contacted Anglian Water daily about the issue amid his concerns the road was 'subsiding' due to water damage.

The water leak in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Tom Murray
The water leak in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Tom Murray

He said: "I'm concerned about the amount of water that's come up through the ground and destabilising the road. You can see there are dips in the road. It's a lot of water forcing its way up."

Mr Murray and Mark Cordell, chief executive of Our Bury St Edmunds, have highlighted the issue on social media.

In a tweet, Mr Cordell said there was previously a sink hole in the area and called on Anglian Water to act.

In response, Anglian Water said they had been attending to try to complete the repair over the past fortnight.

A spokesman said: "Unfortunately the repair has proved more and more complex with each stage of the repair and has required multiple visits, which also have to be completed out of normal hours due to the location.

"Our team is doing their best to get the repair completed ASAP and the engineers will be re-attending this week to continue with the repair.

"We hope to have it complete soon to prevent any more water being lost."

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