Water floods main road after mains pipe bursts

PUBLISHED: 13:47 16 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 06 May 2010

WATER gushed across a busy A-road and threatened to flood homes in the early hours of this morning (Monday) when a 10-inch mains pipe burst. The incident happened at about 1am along the Radlett Road (A5183) at Colney Street, near the Ventura Business Par

WATER gushed across a busy A-road and threatened to flood homes in the early hours of this morning (Monday) when a 10-inch mains pipe burst.

The incident happened at about 1am along the Radlett Road (A5183) at Colney Street, near the Ventura Business Park, and Three Valleys Water (TVW) worked throughout the night to repair the pipe.

A fire crew from St Albans station attended the scene and alerted the residents of nearby properties to the possibility of flooding, and the police cordoned off the affected section of road.

The nearby industrial estate and 24 properties were without water until the main pipe was repaired at around 9am.

A spokesperson for TVW explained that for repairs to be carried out, a hydrant on another pipe crossing over the one which burst had to be cut off.

This second pipe is now undergoing repair work which is expected to be completed this afternoon.

Temporary traffic lights will remain in place until this is done.

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