Collapsed road unlikely to be re-opened until Friday
By mattcollison | Thursday, September 27, 2012, 12:10
A ROAD which collapsed and led to traffic disruptions after a water main burst is unlikely to be open until Friday (September 28).
The A320 Guildford Road roundabout is likely to take several more hours to be repaired.
The A320 Guildford Road remains closed at the junction with Holloway Hill
A silver BMW car crashed into the hole after the carriageway collapsed leaving a chasm several feet deep at the roundabout on the A320 Guildford Road near St Peter's Hospital shortly before rush hour this morning.
No one was hurt and the car was pulled from the hole shortly after 11am.
Traffic has been severely disrupted with the A320 road closed from Holloway Hill to Sir William Perkins School.
Veolia Water said repairs on the burst 15 inch pipe will continue for several hours and the road is unlikely to re-open until tomorrow.
A spokesman for Veolia said: "We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by a burst 15" water main on the Guildford Road, Chertsey this morning.
"The A320 has been closed at the junction of Holloway Hill and Guildford Road, and our engineers are on site. The main has been isolated and shut down, and there are currently no customers without water.
"The burst water main lead to structural damage of the road and a BMW vehicle fell into a hole, which appeared on the collapsed road.
"We understand that there were no injuries and the Police have taken a statement from the driver.
"The car has now been lifted from the hole. Our engineers are on site clearing the area and repairs will commence shortly.
"We are working with Police and the local Highways Authority to manage road closures and diversions will be in place."
Salesian Secondary School has been closed today, as there were problems with access to the school, as it was within the road closures.
Horsell Village School in Horsell Village and Maybury Primary School in Woking have closed today because of this burst.