A dramatic video caught the moment a huge torrent of water began pouring down a street after a water main burst in South London this afternoon (May 11). In the video crews from London Fire Brigade can be seen pumping the water from flooded Hayes Lane into a nearby field.
The video, which has been viewed almost 3,000 times was captioned “Avoid Hayes lane #Bromley @thameswater need to get on site ASAP @mysouthldn @NewsShopper @Kent_999s wow #burstwatermain.” It shows water flowing rapidly down the road towards the person taking the video, while crews work frantically to try and stop the river.
Most of the water from the burst main flows towards the camera, before redirecting off Hayes Road and down hill. This road can be seen to be cordoned off by the emergency services. Thames Water told MyLondon residents may have found they were left without water pressure as a result of the burst pipe.
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A Thames Water spokesperson said: “We’re sorry to customers in the Bromley area who had no water or lower pressure than normal earlier today due to a burst pipe on Hayes Lane. We have a team there repairing the broken pipe and may have to temporarily close a section of the road so they can work safely and the excess water can drain away.
“Getting water supplies back on is our top priority and while our experts work on this we’re identifying everyone in the affected area who has pre-registered with us as having special requirements, such as being medically reliant on water, so we can get in touch and make sure we give them the help and support they need.”
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