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Road closed after burst water main

The scene of the burst water main in Chester-le-Street.  'Photo by Durham Constabulary.
The scene of the burst water main in Chester-le-Street. 'Photo by Durham Constabulary.

A burst water main has closed a road in County Durham.

Durham Constabulary have confirmed that the northbound side of Newcastle Road in Chester-le-Street is closed between the junction with North Burns and Pelaw Bank as a result.

The force is advising drivers to find an alternative route as the road is likely to remain closed for a while.