Tipton road to re-open after burst water main flood

A road is re-opening tomorrow morning after a burst pipe caused saw torrents of water flood through homes and streets.

The fixed road - photo by South Staffs Water
The fixed road - photo by South Staffs Water

Park Road West, in Tipton, had to be dug up, and the pipe underneath completely repaired, after the incident on October 14.

The force of the gushing water saw one house torn apart – and more than a dozen others were hit by flooding and damage.

Nearby Tipton Green Junior School had to close for several days after muddy water seeped into classrooms.

But today, South Staffs Water announced that the road is back open tomorrow.

Workers have been laying tarmac today on the street, and have said a temporary pedestrian crossing will be put in place.

It is not yet known what caused the pipe to burst – but the water company is investigating.

Western Power Distribution said electricity had to be cut to 171 properties in the wake of the main burst – many people were left without power for several hours.

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