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Pektron Island to be closed for several hours

Posted on 9th August 2018

It is now looking likely that roads leading to Pektron Island in Derby will remain closed for much of today after a water main burst this morning.

All approaches to the roundabout, which links Alfreton Road to the A61, are currently closed and the island itself is under a significant amount of water, making it impassable.

We have closed the old Alfreton Road near the railway bridge; the A61 from the Morrison’s/McDonald’s roundabout; the stretch of the A61 leading from Little Eaton island; and the bottom of Croft Lane as it comes down from Breadsall Village.

If your route includes any of those roads, plan an alternative one. You will also need to plan extra time to your journey as roads will be busy with diverted traffic.

Severn Trent Water engineers are at the scene assessing the situation and we will put updates out throughout the day when we have them.

However there is quite a lot of damage to the road surface on the bridge that will need repairing, so please avoid the area entirely if you can.

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