Burst Water Main Causes Chaos in Greenford Road
Properties evacuated as urgent repairs take place
Ealing Council reports:
A burst water main in Greenford has caused flooding to 16 properties and resulted in severe local disruption, including delays to refuse and recycling collections.
The Thames Water main is located near to 182 Greenford Road and fire crews attended shortly after 7am yesterday (8th July).
The road has now reopened but a contraflow system with temporary traffic lights is in place between Kings Avenue and Bingley Road. London Fire Brigade is pumping flood water away as quickly as possible to enable Thames Water to begin repairs to the water main. There is some traffic disruption and drivers are being advised to avoid the area. Bus routes including the 92, 282 and E5 may be subject to delays.
Affected properties have been evacuated and the council has set up a rest centre nearby where residents can shower and have something to eat and drink.
A council team is on site and temporary housing will be provided, if necessary.
The incident has also caused delays and disruption to refuse and recycling collections in parts of Southall, Hanwell, Ealing, Northfields, Acton and Chiswick. Extra crews will be working well into the evening to complete collections in the affected roads. There is no need to report these as missed collections as we are working to reach them as soon as possible.
Some areas of the borough did experience a drop in water pressure and some loss of supply, mainly in the Southall area (with some reports in from parts of Acton and NW10 too). Thames water have reported that all water supply is back, although it may take a few hours for the water pressure to return to normal.
9th July 2013