Yorkshire Water say that St Helen’s Road is likely to remain closed until Sunday afternoon.
Workers seem to be making good progress in restoring the carriageway surface on St Helen’s Road raising hopes that the street may reopen later today or tomorrow at the latest.
So far Yorkshire Water have issued no statement indicating how that burst main occurred, although it is not the first time that the road has been dug up this year.
As had been forecast, gridlock on the inner ring road forced the Council today to reopen Lendal Bridge and Coppergate to general traffic.
However it wasn’t a major accident on the trunk road network or very bad weather that prompted the Council to remove the restrictions.
A burst water main in the Piccadilly area was to blame.
The Council agreed to waive access restrictions on both Coppergate and Lendal Bridge.
However their decision came at lunch time and was too late to help the hundreds of drivers that had been caught up in the jams during the previous 2 hours.
The traffic restrictions are likely to be re-imposed tomorrow.