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Households in parts of Brent left with no water following pipe burst on North Circular Road

PUBLISHED: 16:01 05 September 2012 | UPDATED: 11:37 07 September 2012

More than 1,000 households in Brent have been left with no water following burst pipe

More than 1,000 households in Brent have been left with no water following burst pipe

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Thames Water says it hopes to get things back to normal soon

More than 1,000 households have been left without water following a mains burst which has flooded part of the North Circular Road near Brent Cross.

Thames Water told the Times that it had received numerous complaints from residents – some of who are in Neasden – that a burst on a 24-inch pipe had left them without water.

The burst has flooded the Hendon Underpass on the North Circular in Brent Cross.

Among those affected was

Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Dudden Hill ward, who Tweeted: “Neasden short of water pressure. Just had a cold shower. Brrrr.”

Phadzyy tweeted; “Anyone waterless in Neasden...so far I know 3 roads wihtout water.”

In a second tween she saidthe affected streets were Warren Road, Dawpool and Links Road.

A spokesman for Thames Water said: “Our engineers have been on site since first thing this morning trying to drain away the water so they can get the repair done.

“The road is currently closed both ways but we are hoping to open at least part of the east-bound carriageway later today. The damage to the west-bound carriageway is more severe and will take a few days to repair completely - but we are trying to get at least one lane open at some point tomorrow.

“We’ve had calls from around 1,300 customers this morning saying they are without water but we hope all supplies will be back as soon as possible.

“We are really sorry for the disruption this is causing. We are working as hard as we can to get things back to normal.”


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