KIngs­ley sink­hole

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE -

A BURST wa­ter main caused flood­ing and road clo­sures in Kings­ley on Sun­day, with a sink­hole open­ing and up and swal­low­ing a car.

Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion Perth re­gional man­ager Garth Wal­ter said two prop­er­ties had al­ready flooded when crews re­sponded to a bro­ken wa­ter main on Kings­ley Drive on Oc­to­ber 8.

“The cause of the break is not yet known, how­ever a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be car­ried out,” he said.

“Two prop­er­ties were im­pacted by flood­ing from the bro­ken wa­ter main – only one of th­ese prop­er­ties was im­pacted in­ter­nally.

“One ve­hi­cle, which was lo­cated di­rectly above the sec­tion of wa­ter main that broke, was re­moved from an ad­ja­cent area of road which had sub­sided.

“We are work­ing with the im­pacted res­i­dents and have ar­ranged for our cus­tomer ser­vice team to help the owner and ten­ant of the prop­erty with in­ter­nal flood­ing and the ve­hi­cle owner with any in­sur­ance claims.

“Tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion has been ar­ranged for the ten­ants while re­pairs are un­der­taken.”

A burst wa­ter pipe flooded homes in Kings­ley on Sun­day.

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