Flood closes Marks and Spencer in St Albans

LUNCHTIME shoppers could have to wait more than one hour for Marks and Spencer in St Peter’s Street to reopen after it had to evacuate staff and customers due to a flood.

A fire crew from St Albans was called to attend the department store at 11.40am when a valve came off in a sprinkler room during routine maintenance.

The leak has been stopped but firefighters on the scene said this could close the shop for one or two hours.