Emergency traffic restrictions have been imposed in a Southend road as urgent water main repairs take place.

A prohibition of entry restriction has been imposed in Ambleside Drive for one week from today.

A notice from Southend Council states while the temporary restriction is in place all vehicles are banned from entering Ambleside Drive from its junction with Lifstan Way to its junction with Soutchurch Road.

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Nothing in the notice will apply to any reasonable access requirements by local residents.

Any vehicle waiting in breach of the prohibition may be issued with a penalty charge notice.