Burst water pipe repairs 'may take some time'

Emergency services were called to the Chester Green area of Derby after a burst water main flooded the area on Sunday.

The incident caused windows to be smashed and roads to be closed due to flooding.

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Burst water pipe repairs 'may take some time'

Burst water pipe repairs may take some time Credit: ITV News Central/Phil Brewster

Severn Trent says repairs may take some time after a water pipe burst and homes and a road were flooded in the Chester Green area of Derby.

The force of the water smashed windows. Supplies should now be back on for most people.

Some spent the day without running water or with low pressure.

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Burst water main: Severn Trent apologise for disruption

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This morning we’ve discovered a burst water pipe at Mansfield Road which may be causing water supplies to be off or at low pressure for some of our customers. Our teams are out on site now and will work around the clock to get this pipe fixed and everything back to normal as quickly as possible.

We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially at this time of day and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing. We’d like to reassure our customers that we’re doing everything we can to get the water supplies back on as soon as we can.

As the burst pipe is in the middle of the road, unfortunately we do need traffic management to allow our teams to work safely and to keep road users safely away from the work area. Again we’d like to apologise for any disruption this may cause.

– Severn Trent

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Emergency services were called this morning to the Chester Green area of Derby after a burst water main flooded the area.

Trapped residents had to be rescued from their homes.

Alfreton Road has significant damage and is still closed.

Severn Trent are now investigating.

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