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Clear up in Folkestone as homes without water after pipe burst

Several properties in Downs Road have flooded Credit: Jackie Andrews

A mains water pipe has burst in Folkestone, flooding several homes and leaving residents with no water.

The affected water main is on Churchill Avenue, behind Downs Road and hundreds of gallons of water have been gushing down the road.

The issues with the Affinity Water supply is predominantly affecting the CT19 postcode.

A number of homes have been flooded but the water supply has now been switched off as engineers work to repair the damage.

For a full list of affected streets click here

Credit: Jackie Goode

Affinity Water asked that houses in the area do not to use any electrical appliances that require a water supply, for example washing machines or dishwashers, and also to conserve water from storage tanks while the supply is interrupted.

Credit: Jackie Andrews

Affinity Water last updated their website at 10am:

Our technicians are on site and have located a burst on a large 12" water main located on Churchill Avenue located just behind Downs Road.

We have now shut the water main off to prevent further flooding to customers properties and the local police service are en-route to assist with traffic control to ensure the site remains safe for road users.

Our repair team are aware and are on their way to the burst location now to begin works on the damaged water main.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this incident has caused customers.

– Affinity Water