Burst main has left water '˜gushing' into Northampton homes for the past four hours

A burst main has caused water to flood into people's homes on a Northampton street and has left supplies cut off in the area.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 1:11 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 2:16 pm
A burst water main has caused water to flood into houses in Lower Meadow Court, Thorplands.

At least three houses on Lower Meadow Court, Thorplands, suffered from flooding this morning after a water main burst around 9am.

Anglian Water engineers are now working to repair the problem and expect to have the main fixed by 3pm.

But Prince Sodipe, who lives on the street, said the water had already managed to get “ankle deep” in his home before engineers arrived - some three hours after he first made calls to the water company.

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“For the past four hours water has been gushing into the houses,” he said.

“We are still trying to get the water out now.

“If they had got here earlier the damage wouldn’t have been as bad.”

Anglian Water has issued a statement on its website, saying: “We are really sorry but some customers in Lower Meadow Court, Northampton, may have very low water pressure or none at all.

“We’ve got a burst main in your area and we are working hard to get it fixed so that we can get your supply back to normal as soon as possible.”