A4 Bath Road 'badly damaged' after water main bursts in Brislington

Burst water main Image copyright Bristol Water
Image caption Residents were advised to let their taps run if the water is discoloured

Motorists are being warned of long delays on one of Bristol's busiest roads.

A 10-inch (25cm) pipe fractured on the A4 Bath Road on Saturday, cutting off hundreds of homes in the Brislington area of the city.

Although the leak was soon fixed, Bristol Water said the burst main had caused significant damage to the road.

Bristol City Council said two-way temporary traffic lights are being used while repairs take place.

Image copyright Bristol Water
Image caption Bristol Water said it is working with the council to agree a plan to repair the road

But Bristol Water warned that this could take some time.

"We are speaking to the council... to see what is the safest way to proceed with the repairs," he said.

Diversions are in operation, but drivers are being warned to expect delays during Monday's rush hour.

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