June 4, 2011
mains burst causes flooding in Burnham-On-Sea
water mains burst left a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea under several
inches of flood water on Saturday night (June 4th).
Water was alerted to the incident next to the Love Lane roundabout,
opposite Burnham's Tesco store, shortly before 9.30pm.
gushed down Love Lane for several hours, causing slippery roads
and flooding pavements, as pictured here.
Water spokesman Jeremy Williams told Burnham-On-Sea.com late on
Saturday evening: "Our team will be working overnight to
establish which water main is affected before resolving the problem."
present, water supplies are not affected but a large area is likely
to be affected once repairs begin. The aim is to complete the
added that the cause of the burst had not been established, but
it was likely that ground movement caused by the current hot,
dry spell is to blame.
The flooding in Love Lane on Saturday night caused by the mains