Leicester

South Wigston houses flooded after pipe bursts

A burst water pipe has flooded houses and closed a road in Leicestershire.

The emergency services were called to Saffron Road in South Wigston just after 0430 GMT.

Fire crews checked houses for electrical problems and helped residents move belongings upstairs while pumping water away from the area.

Police have closed the street from Tigers Road down to St Thomas' Church and said the area is likely to be shut for some time.

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