Derby

Alfreton water pipes repair work starts

Alfreton town centre Image copyright Google
Image caption Temporary traffic lights will be in use in Alfreton for about a month

Work to replace water pipes will mean a month of traffic disruption in a Derbyshire town centre.

Severn Trent Water engineers moved in to Alfreton on Sunday to install about 300m of pipes in the town.

There will be temporary traffic lights to ease congestion while the work is carried out, which is due to be completed by July.

A spokeswoman said the £35,000 investment was necessary because the pipes were "prone to bursting".

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