Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hedge End homes flooded after burst water main

Media captionSixteen properties, including bungalows, have been flooded with about 1ft (30cm) deep water

Several homes have been flooded and about 20,000 residents were left without water after a water main burst in Hampshire.

The burst on Stanier Way in Hedge End, Southampton, happened at about 10:00 GMT.

Sixteen properties, including bungalows, have been flooded with about 1ft (30cm) deep water.

Southern Water said supplies had now been restored to those affected, and it was working to fix the water main.

Image caption The flooding started on Stanier Way in Hedge End
Image caption The flood water does not contain sewage, Southern Water has confirmed

Three other roads are affected by flooding.

The flood water does not contain sewage, the water company has confirmed.

However, it has warned it could take up to 24 hours to repair the affected pipe.

In the meantime, water is being supplied from an alternative water supply, the firm added.

Police officers and fire crews are also at the scene. Hampshire County Council said it was in the process of rehousing some residents.

Locks Heath, Sarisbury Green, Park Gate, Swanwick, Whiteley, Fareham and Curdridge were also affected by the loss of water supply, Southern Water said.

Image caption The water main burst on Stanier Way at about 10:00 GMT

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