Burst water pipe closes Oxford Road in Banbury

Oxford Road, Banbury, closed for repairs to a a burst water pipe. NNL-180320-123609009
Oxford Road, Banbury, closed for repairs to a a burst water pipe. NNL-180320-123609009

A section of Oxford Road remains closed after a water main pipe burst yesterday morning (Monday, March 19).

The main road is shut in both directions between St John’s and Upper Windsor Road after the pipe burst at around 5.10am, with Thames Water engineers on the scene by 6.30am.

Oxford Road, Banbury, closed for repairs to a a burst water pipe. NNL-180320-123620009

Oxford Road, Banbury, closed for repairs to a a burst water pipe. NNL-180320-123620009

A Thames Water spokesman said engineers are continuing to work on fixing the burst pipe which is 14 inches in diameter.

“We’re sorry for the disruption a burst on one of our pipes is causing,” he said.

“We’ve stopped the flow of water through the pipe, and no customer supplies have been affected.

“We’ve closed the road to allow us to carry out the repair safely, and are working hard to get everything back to normal as soon as possible.”

Oxford Road, Banbury, closed for repairs to a a burst water pipe. NNL-180320-123653009

Oxford Road, Banbury, closed for repairs to a a burst water pipe. NNL-180320-123653009

Oxford Road was flooded after a burst water pipe. Photo: Tony O'Donnell NNL-180319-122115001

Oxford Road was flooded after a burst water pipe. Photo: Tony O'Donnell NNL-180319-122115001