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Grantham road closed for two months as Anglian Water search for leak

Anglian Water says a Grantham road has had to close for two months to allow it to investigate a leak which has been a problem for several years.

Water has been running down Harrowby Road near the junction with Hall Lane and the hillside for a number of years. Anglian Water has said that it did not believe the water comes from its network and that it was was more likely from a natural spring.

An Anglian Water spokesperson told the Journal: “Our teams are currently working to investigate a potential leak on Harrowby Lane, near the junction with Hall Lane, in Grantham.

Harrowby Lane will be closed until the end of August for essential works by Anglian Water. Photo: Paul Jarvis (13926254)
Harrowby Lane will be closed until the end of August for essential works by Anglian Water. Photo: Paul Jarvis (13926254)

“A road closure is currently in place on Harrowby Lane in order to allow teams to work safely on what is a busy road in the area, and we’re anticipating work to be completed by the end of August.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We hate leaks as much as our customers do so we’d like to thank local residents for their continued patience and understanding while we complete our investigations.”

Last week the Journal reported that nearby resident Paul Jarvis had complained about the length of closure and that there appeared to be little work being done. He said: "That is 62 days that people that want to use that road have around a three-mile diversion each way and that also increases traffic through the small village of Londonthorpe. That means one return trip per day will incur an additional 372 miles over the planned duration of the closure."

But many people took to Facebook to say the work needs to be done. Dean Turner said: "Work needs to be done. It takes as long as it takes. There's so many miles of roads and cables and pipes underground and only so many people to do the work."

Bert Leeton said: "I'm all for keeping it closed with living on Harrowby Lane. The amount of traffic we get now is lovely, nice and quite, no boy racers screaming up there and people can actually get out their driveways in the morning. No heavy lorries trundling up and down, it's blissful."


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