Nottingham

Cement-carrying lorry causes water hydrant to burst in Nottingham

Carlton Road Nottingham flood
Image caption Severn Trent Water said it will examine the full extent of the damage once the lorry has been removed from the hole

A cement-carrying lorry caused a water hydrant to burst and flood a road in a city centre.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said the vehicle caused the collapse on Carlton Road, Nottingham, which had been closed while the area was secured.

Severn Trent Water said the lorry hit a standpipe connected to a hydrant, which had affected "a handful" of households.

A spokesman said the extent of the damage will be assessed once the lorry has been removed.

The road reopened to traffic shortly before 14:00 GMT.

Severn Trent Water said the damaged pipe has now been repaired and the water is back on at all the affected homes.

Image copyright Nottingham City Homes
Image caption Parts of roads into the city centre have been flooded
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Image caption Part of the water supply had been shut off while the vehicle was removed
Image caption Frank Shelton, pictured with his pet owl Kim, said the scene around the road was "a mess"

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