JUST IN: Road in CBD caves in due to burst pipe

A burst pipe in the CBD has caused the road to cave in.

NEWCASTLE CBD – A burst pipe at the intersection of Scott and Sutherland streets has caused parts of the road to cave in this afternoon.

Municipal workers were on site excavating a portion of the road to attend to the burst pipe.

According to the workers, the matter was reported to the municipality this morning.

A fire hydrant nearby was opened to release some of the pressure due to the repairs done to the damaged pipe.

Municipal workers attend to a burst pipe in the CBD.

Two lanes on Sutherland Street have been closed and lunch time traffic is at its peak; congestion is anticipated.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution on this road.

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