Traf­fic grinds to halt as wa­ter main bursts

Nearby wa­ter sup­plies also af­fected by in­ci­dent

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A BURST wa­ter main on a busy Uxbridge road caused traf­fic de­lays and prob­lems with nearby wa­ter sup­plies at the week­end.

James Car­son, who car­ries out de­liv­er­ies across the bor­ough, spot­ted the leak on Satur­day at around 1pm.

He said: “The whole of Park Road was shut be­tween St An­drew’s en­trance and St An­drew’s round­about.

“There was a lot of traf­fic in both di­rec­tions as the car­riage­way is quite badly dam­aged.”

Affin­ity Wa­ter warned cus­tomers in the UB8 and UB10 post­codes to ex­pect prob­lems with their wa­ter sup­ply af­ter the in­ci­dent.

It dis­patched a re­pair team and re­leased a state­ment via the media to ask cus­tomers in the af­fected area not to use any elec­tri­cal ap­pli­ances that re­quire a wa­ter sup­ply, like wash­ing ma­chines or dish­wash­ers, and to con­serve wa­ter from stor­age tanks.

The com­pany added: “We are sorry for the in­con­ve­nience caused.”

n FLOODED: The burst wa­ter main in Uxbridge

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