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Burst water main and crash cause Boston traffic chaos

A burst water main and a three car collision have caused schools to close and a road closure in the Boston area on Thursday morning.

Anglian Water was notified of a burst water main on the A16 John Adams Way in Boston and has isolated the flow. Water supply has now been restored to its customers.

The road was closed to traffic from around 5am and a diversion has been put in place.

The burst water main has also been affected some local schools, causing at least two closures.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “We were notified of a burst water main in Boston early this morning, we have since isolated the burst and water supply has been restored to our customers, however there may be some low pressure.

“Due to the burst John Adams Way has been closed to traffic and a diversion put in place. We are currently working to clear the road and have part of the southbound carriage way open. We are working as quickly and safely as possible to have this done and would like to apologise for the disruption this has caused.”

There was also a three vehicle crash on the A52 at Drayton near Swineshead just before 6am. The road was closed in both directions.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: :We received a report of a serious three vehicle collision on the A52 Abbey Lane, Drayton, Swineshead.

“A road closure was put in place on Blackjack Road. A road closure remains in place while we deal with the collision. This is expected to be lifted this morning (recovery are on the scene).

“One woman has received serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening and a man has received minor injuries.

“Incident 48 of today, reported at 5.01am.”