Water shock for motorists
WATER shot 30ft into the air in a giant fountain when a main burst on a busy road in Great Barr this week.
Drivers were warned to avoid Chapel Lane, Great Barr, when the burst happened on Tuesday morning.
Eye-witness Darren Strafford wrote: “Stay away from Chapel Lane, Barr Beacon.
“Huge sink hole and burst water main water ten inches deep already and getting worse.”
A South Staffs Water spokesman said a handful of customers suffered a temporary loss of water and low pressure. Engineers were later at the scene, carrying out repairs, and no one was hurt.