Big Newport cross country schools run cancelled by burst pipe

Newport | School events | Published:

A cross country run that would have seen 1,300 children take part was cancelled after a mains pipe burst.

The race at the Chetwynd Deer Park, near Newport, on Wednesday would have been the last in a series of three cross country runs organised by the Telford & Wrekin School Sports Partnership (SSP).

In a statement, the SSP announced that Severn Trent Water staff were carrying out emergency repairs to a burst main at the Edgmond Road, B5062.

The statement cited four-way traffic lights "that would cause traffic chaos and severe delays to the event".

It continued: "This situation is beyond our control, please accept our apologies."


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