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Video: Burst water main in King's Lynn causes flooding




Residents have been shin deep in water after a burst water main has caused flooding at Elvington on the Springwood Estate in Lynn.

Fire services were on the scene to pump out the water which had reached the doors of some houses.

One resident had noticed low water pressure and had received an email from Anglian Water explaining the cause was a burst pipe.

A burst water main has caused flooding on Springwood estate (49732206)
A burst water main has caused flooding on Springwood estate (49732206)

A nearby resident who had experienced low water pressure went to look and saw the flooding and took a picture.

Georgie's son, who is a resident, captured the flooding on video. She said: "They are still working on the road and there is still water. It's not fixed yet but we have running water from the taps as last night we had no water whatsoever. Services have attended quickly to make everything go back to normal but there is still work to be done and traffic lights and the road has mud and looks a bit of a mess. "

Donna Lister said:"Lots of residents were wearing wellies with spades and asking for sandbags. Many were concerned about their properties and so we offered to help move any furniture. The fire engine pumped out the water and it seemed to be getting better.

Some local residents had water right up to their properties and their garages had flooded."

Temporary lights at Elvington as the flooded area is being managed (49732950)
Temporary lights at Elvington as the flooded area is being managed (49732950)

Anglian Water had sent an email explaining the cause as a number of residents had noticed low water pressure. The water company said in the email received by the local resident that it should be cleared up soon.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said:”Our engineers were alerted to a burst water main near at Springwood, Kings Lynn last night. Teams immediately attended but unfortunately some water had escaped, causing flooding to the outside of two properties nearby. Repairs to the burst pipe are now complete, and all customer supplies are back to normal. Two way traffic lights will be in place while we reinstate the footpath.

“We know how upsetting flooding can be, and we’d like to apologise to the customers affected. Rest assured we will put right any damage and get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

A burst water main has caused flooding to residents in Elvington on Springwood Estate. (49732987)
A burst water main has caused flooding to residents in Elvington on Springwood Estate. (49732987)
Managing the flooding caused by a burst water main at Elvington on Springwood estate (49733095)
Managing the flooding caused by a burst water main at Elvington on Springwood estate (49733095)


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