SEVERN Trent have fixed a burst water main in Worcester, but the road remains closed. 

A burst water pipe on Shaw Street has been causing traffic chaos in the city this week as four streets have had to close. 

Worcestershire County Council has announced that the burst water main is now fixed, however, roads will not open until tomorrow (Friday).

It is to allow time for the company to re-instate the road surface. 

The council now expects the road to reopen sometime on Friday morning.

Nearby businesses have faced a drop in trade of about 50 per cent while travel has been severely affected by the closure.

A spokesperson for First Buses said the network was experiencing  'severe delays' because of the road closures.

A taxi driver, Maz Shakil of city-based Woober, said: "The taxi industry in Worcester is being significantly impacted by ongoing roadworks throughout the city.

"Moreover, the recent water leaks on Shaw Street have proven to be particularly detrimental to our operations.

"Customers are voicing their dissatisfaction over long delays, leading to job cancellations.

"Additionally, access to various parts of the city is severely restricted during certain times of the day."