VIDEO: Busy Sheffield road closed after water main erupts - hours before Tramlines kicks off

Motorists flocking to Tramlines festival have been warned that a busy Sheffield road has been closed due to a burst water main.

Friday, 21st July 2017, 3:36 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:01 pm
Burst water main in Sheffield - image from John Saunders

Tramlines festival kicks off today and music fans will be flocking in their droves to Sheffield today for the weekend.

However, West Bar roundabout has now been closed after a water main burst at around 1.30pm.

Videos on social media show motorists trying to brave the flood water before the road was closed off by Yorkshire Water engineers.

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The road closure is set to affect Tramline visitors with thousands of fans making their way to Sheffield.

Cars braving West Bar - Image: Joe Green
Cars braving West Bar - Image: Joe Green