Residents stranded after water main bursts

Echo: Submerged – workmen outside homes in Tangham Walk Submerged – workmen outside homes in Tangham Walk

BURST water main caused chaos in a Basildon street.

Residents in Tangham Walk were left stranded in their homes after a pipe burst on Friday morning, forcing water to out into the road and making the street, pavement and verges resemble a muddy river.

Resident Margaret Groom, 80, said: “There’s water all over. It looks a right mess.

“Everyone is stuck in their homes, because they don’t want to have to traipse through the water. I watched the postman trying to deliver our letters and he was really struggling.”

Workmen were called out by Essex and Suffolk Water to clean up the mess and fix the pipe.

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10:07am Tue 1 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

Wow. Headline stuff.whatever next?
Wow. Headline stuff.whatever next? Maddogg
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10:21am Tue 1 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Get yer wellies on and stop whinging
Get yer wellies on and stop whinging Howard Cháse
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10:42am Tue 1 Jul 14

John Right says...

Paddy Field...
Paddy Field... John Right
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