A frustrated city councillor has called for "more urgency" from Yorkshire Water over repairs to a collapsed sewer in Hull.

The damage caused severe damage to underground pipework in Walton Street is the latest in a series of recent water mains failures across the city.

Although the collapse in Walton Street happened on November 27, Yorkshire Water say repairs will not be carried out until after Christmas.

The busy street remains closed to traffic in both directions near the entrance to West Park.

Now councillors have asked for a detailed report on the condition of the city's drainage network.

Councillor Julie Gledhill said: "We just don’t know what state or condition the sewer network of Hull is in but we need to know this and call on the council and Yorkshire Water to act quickly on this and to report on the matter.

The current scene in Walton Street

"In the meantime, residents in west Hull  are experiencing further traffic congestion due to the closure of Walton Street.

"It would be helpful if there was more information from Yorkshire Water about when the road will re-open and if it was given more urgency."

Walton Street remains open to pedestrians and cyclists and is accessible from both the Anlaby Road and Spring Bank West junctions.

Access to Walton Street car park remains open for events and sporting fixtures at the KCOM Stadium but this is via Spring Bank West only.

Yorkshire Water say the closure and prolonged period set aside for repairs is because of the extent of the damage caused by the burst.

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