Essex Police have reported that around 16 homes in Colchester have been evacuated because of a burst water main causing serious flooding.
Road closures have been put in place at Southway, Maldon Road, Wellington Street, Balkerne Hill and Maldon Road. An emergency rest centre has been set up for residents who have been affected.
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