New pipe installed on A6 in Leicestershire after water leak

A6 in Kegworth Severn Trent said it hoped to reopen the road on Monday

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A new water pipe has been installed after thousands of people in Leicestershire were left without water on Boxing Day.

Severn Trent said engineers had now replaced the section of 100-year-old pipe which burst beneath the A6 in Kegworth, near to the M1.

Water supplies were restored the same day but the road was closed because of water damage.

The firm said it was working to repair the road and reopen it on Monday.

Colin Church, area manager for Severn Trent said: "When the pipe burst, our priority was to get customers' water supplies back on as quickly as possible.

"We know that this is a very busy road and that keeping it closed is very inconvenient for a lot of people but we have to make sure it's safe for both our teams to fix the pipe and also for road users."

Road diversions have been put in place while the work is carried out.

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