PICTURE: Water pressure raises road by three feet outside South Yorkshire football stadium
Pontefract Road at the junction with Grove Street in Barnsley is due to be closed all day due to the problem - and Yorkshire Water tweeted the first picture showing just how much it has swelled the surface.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "The road surface has been raised due to water pressure outside Barnsley's football ground.
"Police are in attendance with Yorkshire Water to resolve this matter."
A Barnsley FC spokesperson said: "Please allow extra time when travelling to Oakwell today.
"Pontefract Road is currently closed, due to a burst water pipe."
A Yorkshire Water spokesperson added: "We are on site and working to repair the road as soon as possible."