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Lee High Road - burst water main

27/11/2016 17:25

The Brigade is continuing to assist with a coach stuck in a collapsed roadway following a burst water main in Lee High Road, Lewisham yesterday.

Fire crews were initially called at 1725 on Saturday (November 26) and assisted 40 people from the coach. Another 40 people were also evacuated from local properties affected by flood water and sandbags were distributed to residents and businesses.

Crews from Lewisham, Greenwich, Lee Green, New Cross and Forest Hill fire stations remained at the scene until the early hours of Sunday morning.

A command unit from the Brigade remained at the scene on Sunday to assist Thames Water and the local authority with the removal of the coach.

Approximately 3,000 homes in the area are currently without water.

A Thames Water spokesman said: “We’re very sorry to customers in SE3 experiencing problems with their water supply as a result of our burst water pipe on Lee High Road. We have a large team on site working hard to get things back to normal for those affected and we hope to have supplies restored by the end of the day.

“We’re arranging for bottled water to be brought to the area and details of collection points will be available on our website shortly. We’ve also contacted vulnerable customers.

“We’ll begin the repair to the pipe as soon as we can.”