A ROAD has been closed in both directions due to a burst water main.

Botley Road in Fair Oak is closed in both directions between Fair Oak Infants School and Knowle Lane due to the burst main.

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Residents have been urged to avoid the area.

The Daily Echo has contacted Southern Water for a comment.

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