UPDATE: Burst water main closes road

Burst water main on Old Shoreham Road
Burst water main on Old Shoreham Road

UP to 80 homes could lose their water supply while repairs are carried out on a burst water main in Old Shoreham Road.

Police closed the road in both directions this afternoon near the Red Lion pub, at the junction with Upper Shoreham Road.

A Southern Water spokesman said: “We’re repairing a six inch water main on the A283 Old Shoreham Road that burst earlier today.

“Part of the road, near the Red Lion pub, has been closed so we can carry out the repair safely.

“Up to 80 properties are likely to lose their water supply, or have low water pressure.

“We know traffic is already heavy in the area and we are doing all we can to fix the main, restore water supply and reopen the road as quickly as possible.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”

The A283 is currently closed between the Red Lion and the Shoreham flyover.

Three-way traffic lights will be installed by the Red Lion roundabout within about half an hour, according to Southern Water.