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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Roads affected by burst water main in Cork city will be closed for 'at least' one or two days

The water main burst earlier today in the northside of the city.

A BURST WATER main on Cathedral Road in Cork city centre will cause road closures for “at least” one or two days, a fire brigade officer has said. 

The road area between Lower Gerald Griffin Street and North Cathedral Street are the current areas closed. 

Third Officer at Cork City Fire Brigade Gerard Ryan has said the roads will be closed for “at least” one or two days as services tackle the situation and fix the burst main. 

The fire brigade was alerted to the incident at 1.39pm today and four units were issued to deal with the situation before handing over to Irish Water and other organisations in the early evening. 

Ryan said it will take authorities this length of time to dig up the road and pavement areas to fix the problem. 

Irish Water and Cork City Council crews are working to repair the main which burst earlier today. Large parts of the northside of the city may currently be experiencing water outages. Irish Water said it is working to restore the water as quickly as possible.

Cork City Council said anyone affected by the burst pipe should have full water supply restored by 6pm or 7pm this evening. 

area affected by burst water Roads affected by the burst water main in Cork city. Source: Google Maps

The water main was shut off earlier today and the water flow was isolated. Caution is advised in the area. Roads have been closed to allow for the repair to be completed safely.

Customers are advised to check the Irish Water website for updates and to contact 1850 278 278 for more information.

Irish Water said it apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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