19th Jan, 2017

Burst water pipe closes road in Leek Wootton

Leamington Editorial 13th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A BURST water pipe has flooded a road in Leek Wootton.

Sever Trent has closed the road today (Thursday) at the junction of the B4115 and Hill Wootton Road while the large pipe is repaired and the excess water clears.

Some people may have low water pressure at home because of the burst but the company say all customers should have water running through their taps.

They are advising people to run cold water from their kitchen sink tap gently for 20 minutes to get rid of any air pockets or discoloured water caused by the burst.

Sam Walter, from Severn Trent said: “It’s one of our bigger pipes so there’s lots of water and it really isn’t safe for drivers to try and get through it.

“We started work yesterday and completed a repair but we have had to return again this morning as another pipe has burst we will try to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible, until then, for the safety of drivers and our team we’ll be shutting the junction down.

“We’d like to apologise to everyone who might be affected by the work but it really is very necessary.”

Updates on the road closure can be found on Severn Trent’s twitter account @stwater.