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Businesses and homes flooded due to burst water main in Newcastle

Businesses were flooded and homes left without water this morning, April 17, after an underground pipe burst in Newcastle.

Our reporter Jonny Blair has been to Scotswood Road to see the damage:

Northumbrian Water say they have isolated the leak that led to flooding and are now working on repairing the pipe and supplies have been restored.

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Travel: Monument Metro station closed due to fire alarm

Monument Metro station is currently been fully evacuated due to a fire alarm being activated just after 12:30pm today, April 17.

Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service have four fire engines dealing with the incident, which Nexus say was caused by 'light fixtures burning out'.

The station is currently closed, but trains are still running through Monument.

Water main leak isolated

Northumbrian Water say they have isolated the leak that led to flooding in central Newcastle this morning.

They are now working on repairing the pipe and supplies have been restored.

Water supplies may be discoloured and customers are advised to run a cold tap, preferably the one in the kitchen, until it runs clear.

Washing machines and dish washers should not be used till the water has cleared.

Scotwood Road, which has been under water since early this morning, is now open.

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Northumbrian Water release statement over burst water main

"A valve on a 30 inch water main failed in activation.

"We are working to pump water out of the escalation site and hope to have secured the pipe within the next hour.

"Supplies are being moved around and we are working to restore supply in some areas of Newcastle.

"We are working with the police and local authorities and we apologise for the disruption caused, particular to motorists in the early morning rush hour."

– Northumbrian Water spokesperson

Water level has reduced on Scotswood Road

Northumbria Police say water levels have significantly reduced after a water main burst on Scotswood Road.

Some roads are now passable with care traffic is easing following the peak of rush hour however there are a number of road closures still in place:

- Park Road is closed from Westmoreland Road and Scotswood Road in both directions.

- Scotswood Road is closed from Park Road to the A695 at Redeugh Bridge.

- Railway Street to A695 is closed.

- Skinnerburn Road to the Redheugh Bridge.

- Pottery Lane is closed in both directions.

Delays expected due to burst water main

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Northumbria Police say they are aware of the flooding in Newcastle city centre, which has been caused by burst water main.

Areas affected are believed to be Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road and Redheugh Bridge.

Officers are at the scenes with the local authority and Northumbrian Water to help assist with the incident.

There are expected to be delays and motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

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