Two new sewer collapses are spelling more misery for residents, drivers and traders in St Annes.
Engineers from sewer company United Utilities engineers are currently on site at St David’s Road North close to its junction with St Leonard’s Road and also at Warwick Road.
Both locations have been the scene of previous problems but UU spokesman John Martin said the latest incidents were unrelated to those which happened in the same respective locations last year.
“At both locations, we are having to dig down to repair collapses on the sewer,” he said.
“Each job is expected to take around three weeks. The work is not related to what was carried out last year.
“It’s on a different section of pipe. Unfortunately we do suffer more issues in St Annes than other parts of the region, mostly due to the sandy ground conditions. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this work may cause.”
Traffic, including the number 17 bus, is being diverted away from St David’s Road North via St Patrick’s Road North while the work is carried out.
Ralph Murray, proprietor of the Launderama on St David’s Road North, said: “It just seems to be one thing after another along here.”
Speaking of the work on St David’s Road North, ward councillor Tony Ford said: “It seems a recurring problem in that area – perhaps the sewer company needs to take a longer view rather than just reacting to individual incidents.”