Homes flooded in Northamptonshire village as pipe bursts

Anglian Water has apologised and said it will cover the cost of damages today after a number of houses in a Northamptonshire village have been flooded.

The incident happened this morning in Pitsford when Anglian Water engineers and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to a burst water main near Grange Lane at 6.30am.

The fire service was called this morning to help deal with the situation.

The fire service was called this morning to help deal with the situation.

Engineers are currently planning the repair to fix the burst and will be using overland pipes to keep customers on water while the work is completed.

An Anglian Water spokeswoman said: “Our teams responded immediately but unfortunately the escaped water has flooded some nearby properties.

“We know how upsetting flooding can be, clean up teams are already on the way to help but we’d like to apologise to those customers who have been affected.

"We would like to reassure those customers affected that we will cover the costs to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

Clean-up operations are set to begin.

Clean-up operations are set to begin.

The flooding has caused damage to homes this morning.

The flooding has caused damage to homes this morning.