A burst water pipe in St Mary Cray High Street has caused damage and led to the road being closed for repairs.

An eight-inch diameter pipe burst on Sunday morning.

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It was fixed on the same day but has damaged the street, leaving engineers no choice but to close the road until repairs can be made.

A spokesman for Thames Water said works are ongoing and it hopes to have the issue resolved by the weekend.

"We’re sorry for the disruption caused by our work to fix a burst water pipe in High Street.

"The pipe was fixed on Sunday, but the burst caused some damage to the road which were now working hard to repair, and we expect to have everything back to normal by Friday at the latest," he said.

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The road is closed both ways between Elizabeth Way and Park Road.

Bus routes R4 and R6 are being diverted.

The burst pipe has not affected water supply in the area.