A MAJOR road has been closed after it collapsed due to a burst water main.

Hollingwood Lane, in Great Horton, has been shut both ways due to the issue this morning, a police officer said.

The officer added that there is no access up the road and from the retail park, near Clayton Road.

AA's traffic news also confirmed that a closure is in place.

It runs on Hollingwood Lane between Clayton Road and Chelsea Road - opposite the retail park. 

There is heavy traffic on approach to the closure.

One witness passed by the burst water main at around 6am this morning.

He said water was flowing out of the road at a "good rate".

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