05 Sep

Burst Water Main in Mytholmroyd

Friday 7th September

Update from Yorkshire Water
We’re happy to announce that the road closure on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd will be lifted from lunchtime today. Thanks to the great efforts of our contractors, Morrison Utility Services, and our colleagues on site, the work has been expediated and completed sooner than we expected. 

The fresh tarmac is currently drying and once our site manager and Calderdale Council’s highways team are happy that the road is safe and dry, we’ll remove the road closure signs and let the traffic through. 

We’d like to thank everyone again for bearing with us while we were fixing the damage from the burst pipe. The community has rallied around and our colleagues on site would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their support. 


Thursday 6th September

Update from Yorkshire Water
Thank you again for your ongoing patience and support whilst we’ve been dealing with the burst pipe in Mytholmroyd. Those who’ve been on site would also like to pass on their thanks for the help they’ve received from the local community, flood wardens and partner organisations. 
The repair on the valve is complete, and we’re just fixing some damage to other utilities in the hole before we start the process of reinstating the road. This will take some time as we need to fill the void created by the water and make sure the road is stable and safe. To get this work done as soon as possible, we’ll be working 24/7 until its fixed. We’ll then have to let the tarmac dry before we can reopen the road. 
We’ve heard some reports that people in the community are advising others that the water is unsafe to drink; this is not the case. Supplies are back to normal and if anyone has discoloured water this is due to natural mineral deposits that have been disturbed in the pipes due to the burst. We have advice available here on discoloured water. 
If everything goes to plan, Burnley Road should be open again on Saturday. 


Wednesday 5th September

Update 5.10pm
Following the significant damage caused to the A646, Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd, it is likely that the road will remain closed until at least Friday 7 September. Yorkshire Water is working to repair the damage and has agreed to undertake 24 hour working to ensure this is completed as quickly as possible. Click here to read the press release from Calderdale Council for more information.

Update 3.30pm
Yorkshire Water has started restoring supplies to the area surrounding Burnley Rd, Mytholmroyd. Get the latest update here: https://www.yorkshirewater.com/burnleyroad

Update 2.20pm
The A646 Burnley Road at Caldene Ave, Mythlomroyd will remain closed this evening and tomorrow. Diversions are in place via Littleborough but these routes are very busy so only travel if absolutely necessary. If you can plan your journey to avoid the area please do so. Consider using the train if possible and if you travel by bus, please check with your operator for information on disruption to services.

Update 1.30pm
Yorkshire Water has bottled water in Mytholmroyd which will be handed out at Grange Dean Medical Centre. They have called the vulnerable customers on their priority services register to check if they require bottled water and are delivering this to them and we are assisting them with identifying other vulnerable residents.

Update 12.30pm
Yorkshire water now have bottled water available at Co op Hebden Bridge for customers affected by incident on Burnley Road. Thank you for your patience at this time.

The burst water main is affecting First West Yorks 590 592 and TLCTravelLtd 901 900 597 bus services. Plan ahead before you travel and only travel in this area if absolutely necessary as your journey will take longer.

Update 11.45am
Yorkshire Water have contractors on site assessing the damage and starting the repair. Technicians are working hard to get water supplies restored. Thank you for your patience, Yorkshire water are doing everything they can to get water supplies restored.

Update 11am
Due to a burst water main at the junction of Caldene Avenue and Burnley Road the A646 in Mytholmroyd is closed until further notice. Please find an alternative route and allow extra time for your journey.
Staff and partners are on site.

Road closures on Burnley Rd are affecting waste & recycling collections and may cause delays. Sorry for any inconvenience, please leave containers out and we will get there as soon as possible.

Mytholmroyd Library will be closed this afternoon, due to complications arising from burst water-main this morning. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Staff and partners are on site and we will post updates when available to this page.