Some homes and businesses were flooded in Leicester this morning after a 20 inch water pipe burst, causing gallons of water to spill out onto the road and nearby properties.
Almost 15,000 homes were without water this morning while Severn Trent Water fixed the problem.
One business in particular has been left with a lot to clean up. Mark Gough reports.
Water supplies are expected to be working again in Leicester, following a burst 20 inch mains water pipe.
However, the water may be slightly discoloured and work is still being carried out on fixing the pipe and getting King Richards Road fully opened. Severn Trent Water tweeted:
We’re happy to say that all water supplies should now be back on in Leicester. We're really sorry it took so long.
As the water returns, it may be slightly discoloured so we've got advice on what to do here... http://t.co/m7pSg5v7Xm
Now we need to focus on fixing the pipe and getting the road fully open and back to normal as quickly as possible.
Residents in Leicester affected by a burst water main should have their supply back on by lunchtime, ITV News has been told.
Engineers were called in the early hours of the morning after problems were reported with the 20 inch pipe under the junction of King Richards Road and Tudor Road.
Severn Trent Water told ITV News the basement of a furniture shop has been flooded.
It's understood about 14,000 homes are supplied by the pipe but it is unclear how many had lost supplies.
Severn Trent Water is on site at a burst water main in Leicester and said its teams are doing "everything they can" to get the water supply back on for affected customers in the city.
We're now on site at the burst pipe in Leic & moving water around the system to get supplies back asap More info here http://t.co/oQEmSleZ0B
The burst water pipe on King Richards Road (A47) is causing water supplies to be off or at low pressures for some Severn Trent Water customers.
We’ve been made aware of a burst water pipe on King Richards Road (A47) near to Leicester town centre which may be causing water supplies to be off or at low pressure for some of our customers.
Our teams are on site now and will do everything they can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
It's a really big pipe that's burst and so there is a lot of water that's escaped, flooding the road. This has meant that we've had to close the road and a diversion is in place. We understand that this is a very busy road and this will cause some traffic disruption and we can only apologise for this.
We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially at this time of the day, and we’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing. We're moving water around our network of pipes now to bring water back into the area, so customers should start to see their water supply returning through the morning.
A delivery of sandbags to assist homeowners affected by a burst water main in Leicester is on its way, Leicestershire Police have said.
Burst Water Main Tudor Rd & surrounding areas. Severn Trent on site & dealing. Sandbags en route from Highways to assist homeowners.
Severn Trent Water is on site and dealing with the issue.
Water Main also affecting King Richards Road and running down to Tudor Road. Approx 2 foot in places.
King Richards Road and Tudor Road will be closed in places due to Burst Water Main. Severn Trent Dealing.
A burst water main is being investigated as the possible cause of supply issues in Leicester.
Leicester LE1 & LE3 Burst main causing supply issues. Sorry to those affected this morning. Teams on way fix issue to http://t.co/qJE09LLCi5
Severn Trent Water said it has been made aware of a possible burst water main on St. Augustine Road at the junction of Tudor Road, which may be causing water supplies to be off or at low pressure for some in the area.
Customers have been warned that their water may be discoloured or aerated when their water supply is restored. But supplier said it has "no reason to believe" drinking the water poses any health risk.
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