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Road closed and homes without water after pipe bursts in Great Barr

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More than 30 buildings have been left without water after a main pipe burst in Great Barr this morning.

The water supply to around 33 properties has been affected by the broken pipe, which has also led to a popular road just off the M6 being shut.

Chapel Lane is expected to remain closed for most of the day after the six inch water main burst in the early hours of this morning.

The damaged B road, which joins the A34 Birmingham Road near Junction 7 of the M6, is shut between Pinfold Lane and St Margaret's Church opposite Great Barr Golf Club.

Diversions are in place and drivers have been encouraged to avoid Chapel Lane while South Staffordshire Water carries out emergency repairs.

Residents struggled to get to and from their properties as they reported flooding and spluttering taps.

A spokesman from South Staffordshire Water said the road was due to be open by 'mid-afternoon' and that two-way traffic lights would be put in place.

Reporter Jack Averty was at the scene:

They added: "This road is used locally by drivers as a link between Walsall and Junction 7 of the M6.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and would like to encourage motorists to seek alternative routes while we work to repair the road as quickly as possible."

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