East Dean road closed for rest of week due to a burst water main

A burst water main has caused a road to close for the rest of the week in East Dean.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 3:40 pm

South East Water are currently fixing a burst water main in Birling Gap Road.

Regional leakage manager for South East Water Phil Jones said, “I’m really sorry for any disruption being caused by a burst five inch water main on Birling Gap Road, East Dean.

“We have closed the road for the safety of pedestrians, motorists and our workforce while we carry out this emergency repair to the water main.

Birling Gap Road, East Dean. Photo from Google Maps. SUS-210505-153003001

“Although our leakage team identified the burst on April 28, to avoid disruption to the busy surrounding roads over the bank holiday weekend, we delayed starting the repair until today (May 4).

“We anticipate the repair to be complete and the road reopened by Monday (May 10).

“Once again I’m very sorry for any disruption this emergency work may be causing and would like to thank residents and road users for their patience while we carry out the repair.

“Customers can keep up to date with events in their area using our interactive map: https://inyourarea.digdat.co.uk/southeastwater?pc”

Diversions are in place according to East Sussex Highways.