A MAJOR Bradford road is still closed following the repair of a burst water pipe - creating frustration for motorists on the south side of the city.

The eastbound A6177 Rooley Lane has been closed due to emergency water main repairs from M606 J3 (Staygate Roundabout) to Newhall Way.

One motorist, who was travelling into Bradford along the northbound M606 this morning, said he faced a 35-minute delay on top of his normal journey time.

He said: "I got to the point where the Marks & Spencer distribution centre starts and the traffic was just gridlocked from that point. 

"It seemed we were moving just two car lengths every two minutes, so I guess only a couple of vehicles were getting through the lights at a time because the roundabout was so choked. It was mayhem. Once I got to the Staygate Roundabout, that was a shambles too."

He added: "This happened at the weekend and it's an absolutely major route into the city. It needs to be top priority for an emergency team to fix it as it's going to be costing the city's economy a lot, having all those commuters just sat in traffic and not at work. Avoid that part of Bradford - Mayo Avenue, Staygate Roundabout, M606 etc - if you can."

The road was initially closed on Sunday after a burst water main south of the city centre.

Queues and traffic are building around the M606 and waits of around 30 minutes are expected.

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A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: "We’re expecting to reopen the road tomorrow once the reinstatement has been completed."

Yesterday Yorkshire Water said they were repairing a burst pipe on Rooley lane, closing three lanes Eastbound of the carriageway.

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They add that they are working hard to keep the disruption to a minimum.