December 27, 2010
brings burst pipes and flooding in Burnham-On-Sea area
rise in temperatures has caused flooding after a number of water
pipes burst in the Burnham-On-Sea area this week.
town fountain in Pier Street is among the structures to be affected,
with water flowing out across surrounding pavements and streets,
as pictured here. This added to the slippery ice and slush
that pedestrians had to negotiate.
Town Council Clerk Eileen Shaw told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Monday:
"Bristol Water has been contacted and the water supply has
been turned off while we assess the damage."
pipes have caused flooding in other areas too, keeping emergency
A Burnham fire crew was called out at 5am on Monday (December
27th) to deal with a burst pipe at a property on The Esplanade.
Temperatures in Burnham rose to five degrees Centigrade on Monday,
their mildest for over a week.
Pictured are the scenes in Burnham's Pier Street this week
after a burst pipe caused flooding