Diversions around major thoroughfare could last for two weeks (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Blackhorse Lane is closed to traffic as Thames Water carries out emergency repair work
Traffic diversions could be in place for up to two weeks as emergency work is carried out on a collapsed sewer in Walthamstow.
Repairs began on Saturday at the junction of Blackhorse Lane and Forest Road to fix a collapsed sewer beneath Blackhorse Lane.
A void had opened beneath the road around a six-inch waste pipe, where the sewer had collapsed and escaping water washed away soil that supports the road.
Mark Grimshaw, regional performance manager for Thames Water, said: “A protective plate has been put in place to allow traffic to pass over the junction, but we need to get in and fix the sewer and road properly.
“The work could take up to two weeks. We won’t know for sure until we’ve dug down to the pipe.”
He added that Thames Water were sorry for any disruptions.
During the work traffic is unable to turn onto Blackhorse Lane from Forest Road and unable to continue from Blackhorse Road straight into Blackhorse Lane.
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