CBD flood clean up: Busy intersection remains closed for a second day
One of Melbourne’s busiest intersections is expected to be closed to traffic until Monday morning.
Victoria Street remains closed eastbound between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street as the clean up from a burst water main continues.
The water main burst at around 9.20am on Thursday, causing massive floods and damage to nearby buildings.
“There’s just a huge amount of water that basically engulfed the entire of Victoria Street,” Chris Miller from VicRoads told 3AW Mornings.
“Crews have been working since that water has disappeared, but it’s a much bigger job than we anticipated, hence the length of that closure.”
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time, and should use Queensberry Street to avoid the closure.
Eastbound lanes of Victoria Street, Melbourne are closed between Elizabeth St and Swanston St following a burst water main, and will remain closed overnight and through the peak period tomorrow morning.
Motorists should plan to avoid the area if possible and allow extra time. pic.twitter.com/pk6jaf6wrM
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