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M53 reopens after water pipe bursts

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The M53 in Cheshire has reopened after a frozen water pipe burst causing long traffic delays during rush hour.

Luckily no one needed the services of their car insurance company as no collisions were caused as a result of Thursday's incident. Police closed the road between junctions five and seven while engineers fixed the problem.

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said no accidents or collisions had been caused by the ice and none of the junctions had to close.

A spokesman for United Utilities said the cause of the problem was a minor supply pipe serving the Vauxhall car plant in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, which had burst causing water to leak on to the road.

He said: "Our engineers located the burst and isolated the length of pipe affected.

"Our engineers helped Vauxhall get their water back on and supply was restored before 9am. No other customers were affected by water loss."

Production was not affected at the Vauxhall Motors plant.

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