AN EMERGENCY road closure has been put in place in Ryde today (Tuesday) following a burst water main.

St Johns Road has been closed from its junction with High Street to its junction with Warwick Street for a distance of 77 metres.

The road has been closed so Southern Water can attend a burst water main outside number 27, St Johns Road.

A diversion will affect Green Street, West Street, Lind Street, St Thomas Square, Union Street, Esplanade, St Tomas Street, East Hill Road, Alexandra Road, West Hill Road, St Johns Hill and St Johns Road.