Burst water main floods Derbyshire village

A village in Derbyshire has been flooded after a water main in a field burst.

The pipe, in Milford, has been shooting gallons of water metres in to the air - and causing havoc in the area.

Severn Trent has said it is making "good progress in isolating the pipe" and the flooding should stop soon.

Emergency services are currently in attendance at the scene of severe flooding on the A6, Makeney Road, Milford. Several homes along Makeney Road at the junction with Derby Road have been evacuated and welfare checks are being carried out at houses along the route. The A6 is closed to through traffic at the Morrisons roundabout in Belper, and at the junction with Wirksworth Road in Duffield. Seven Trent Water has isolated the burst and it is anticipated that the flow of water will now steadily decrease.

Derbyshire police spokesman

The A6 in Derbyshire is closed, as well as Shaw Lane, Red Lane and Makeney Road at the junction with Derby Road.

Severn Trent Water says that customers should not lose their water supply as a result.

We’re making good progress in isolating the pipe and expect to have the water turned off in the next hour or so. Once we’ve done that, we can start to dig down, assess the damage and start the repair. Our teams are now checking on customers in Milford, especially those people who’ve suffered flooding as a result of the water escaping. We continue to work with emergency services and would like to thank them for their continued help.

Severn Trent Statement
Roads in Milford are completely flooded. Credit: BPM Media

Sandbags are being put down as gushes of water continue to pour down the streets of Milford.

Several roads are still closed, homes are flooded and emergency services are in the area to tackle the problem.