Green Street is expected to reopen just in time for Christmas after a burst water pipe caused chaos across Kidderminster. 

Crews from Severn Trent have been working around the clock to complete the repairs in the town centre and expect the road to be reopened ahead of the weekend. 

The team are unsure of the exact time the route will be back to normal, but are estimating it will be either tonight (Friday, December 22) or very early on Saturday morning (December 23). 

Water Networks Regional Lead at Severn Trent, Luke Coles, said: "We know that this is a key route through Kidderminster and our teams have been working hard to make sure that all of our work is completed and everything is back to normal ahead of the weekend. 

"As it's the last shopping day before Christmas, we're trying really hard to get the complex fix complete and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding." 

The water pipe burst during the early hours of Saturday, December 16, leaving many residents without water and causing traffic delays in the town centre. 

The Severn Trent team were mobilised to assess the scale of the issue and what was needed to make the repair. 

They have also been working closely with the local authority to reduce the impact felt by businesses, customers and residents in the town. 

Mr Coles added: "This is one of our larger pipes and serves quite a big area, so we knew that potentially a lot of our customers would be experiencing supply issues from low pressure to no water at all. 

"But by moving water around the network and bringing in tankers, we were able to get all but four customers back on supply by the end of the day. 

"We contacted over 1,100 vulnerable customers on our Priority Services Register to check in on them and make sure they were okay and delivered bottled water to anyone who needed it and to local care homes." 

Following the repair work, the team had to resurface and repaint the road. 

Mr Coles said: "Once again, we're really sorry for the inconvenience that we know this has caused people and we have been working as hard as we possibly can to get this issue resolved and everything back to normal." 

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