Residents had to sandbag driveways when a water main burst in Whanganui's Glasgow St on Sunday.

Resident Richard Benson said the water was flowing about five 'o clock in the block near the Keith St intersection.

By Tuesday water staff had been seen at work there.

A section of the same street was closed off for weeks earlier this year, to repair a sinkhole that emerged after a stormwater pipe was damaged in the June 2015 flood.