VIDEO: Cleckheaton diversions in place with burst main repairs to continue throughout weekend

Yorkshire Water have confirmed that road closures around Sycamore Drive are likely to remain in place throughout the weekend after a burst water main caused chaos this morning.

Residents heard a loud bang at around 5am this morning and were some witness to water gushing several metres into the air.

Parts of Cleckheaton are subject to road diversions after a burst main closed Sycamore Drive this morning.

Parts of Cleckheaton are subject to road diversions after a burst main closed Sycamore Drive this morning.

A large hole was burst in the road and businesses at the bottom of the road have been flooded.

A spokesperson said: “We are on site attending a burst main in Sycamore Drive. There have been no reports of customers with a loss of water supply.

"Due to the work that needs to be carried out to repair the main, our contract partner Morrison Utility Services has had to close the road, with diversions put in place.

"Work will continue on site over the weekend and we are hopeful of the road being open again by Monday lunchtime. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

The burst main left an 'apocalyptic' hole.

The burst main left an 'apocalyptic' hole.