Gigantic water leak causes street to collapse near Primrose Hill
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Residents were left wading through a torrent of water over the weekend after a huge water pipe burst, flooding the street and causing the road to collapse.
Homeowners along Wells Rise, next to Primrose Hill, awoke to a small river flowing past their front doors on Sunday morning, with some residents left frantically sweeping water away from their drives to stop homes being flooded.
The chaotic scenes, caused by a ruptured pipe 36ins in diameter, left about 600 homes with low water pressure or no water at all.
Parts of the road collapsed due to the leak and left a gaping hole in the street while workmen carried out urgent repairs.
Thames Water is still working to fix the pipe and the cause of the leak is not yet known.
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Prince Albert Road remains closed between Avenue Road and St Mark’s Square.
A Thames Water spokesman said: “We’re working as fast as we can to get the area back to normal.”
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