Burst water main in Bristol: Roads flooded and schools closed as nine postcodes without water

  • Watch water flow down Bristol road amid burst main

Homes and businesses in at least nine different Bristol postcodes have no water or a limited supply due to a large burst main.

The incident on Brunel Way, near Greville Smyth Park park, has sent water pouring onto surrounding roads.

Bristol Water and Avon Fire and Rescue Service are on the scene and Clift House Road and Coronation Road in Southville/Bedminster are both closed.

ITV News understands several schools have had to close due to having no water supply.

Which Bristol postcodes have no water?

In an update at 2.40pm, Bristol Water said properties in BS2, BS3, BS4, BS5, BS6, BS9, BS10 and BS11 are being affected so far.

It has not confirmed how many homes and businesses are impacted.

A Bristol Water spokesperson said: “We are working as quickly as possible to respond to a major burst water main in the Cumberland Basin in Bristol. The damaged pipe is a 30-inch trunk main which carries a large volume of water.

“We are currently assessing how many people are affected and working on redirecting water supplies around the area to get as many customers back in supply as quickly as we can.

“Thank you to our customers for their patience whilst we’re working quickly with emergency services to restore supplies and minimise disruption as much as possible."

In an update at 5.20pm, a spokesperson confirmed it has "successfully isolated" the burst main.

They said water supplies for the majority of customers will be returning over the next few hours.

A spokesperson added: “During this period, customers may experience air in their water and potentially some discolouration.

"In this instance, please run your taps until the water runs clear for a maximum of 30 minutes. If it still doesn’t run clear, please wait an hour and repeat the process."

Avon Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to avoid the area while a Bristol City Council spokesperson added: "Jessops Underpass, Brunel Way and the surrounding area will be very busy, and you may want to consider using the motorway network to avoid the area."

People are now reporting brown water coming out of their taps.

One mum, whose child goes to Ashton Gate Primary School which had to close due to the burst main, said: "I've never seen anything like this before.

"I was at work and I got an email saying they were closing my son's school because there's no water anywhere in the area.

"I've had to come out of work to pick my kid up - it's absolutely mad.

"It's pretty inconvenient - but I suppose if there's no water they can't keep the school open."

  • People react to burst main

Guy, who was in Greville Smyth Park when the issues started, said: "I went for a walk [at] midday and saw what seemed to be a minor stream going through the park so I reported it online.

"I didn't expect for it to be this bad though. I live nearby so I'm expecting not to have water which is less ideal."

More to follow.