UPDATED: Leaking water main causes traffic disruption in Southend

Echo: Burst water main in Eastern Avenue Burst water main in Eastern Avenue

A LEAKING water main has closed one lane of Eastern Avenue in each direction.

The closures leave one lane of traffic open from the junction with Fossetts Way, to Garon Park roundabout.

A statement on Essex and Suffolk Water's website at 7.40am said they were aware of the problem, which caused partial flooding of the road.

The water company said: "A repair team are on site for further investigations, we apologise for any disruption this may cause.

"There is a leaking 18-inch water main, we are working to reopen the road as soon as possible."

If the leak cannot be fixed before 3.30pm, the road will be fully reopened and then partially closed again at 8pm, for work to be finished.

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10:02am Mon 7 Jul 14

Russ13 says...

Either there are two burst water mains within 1 mile of each other or the reported location is wrong.

I drove past a burst water main on Eastern Avenue just before the roundabout at Fossetts Way but the location mentioned about was bone dry.
Either there are two burst water mains within 1 mile of each other or the reported location is wrong. I drove past a burst water main on Eastern Avenue just before the roundabout at Fossetts Way but the location mentioned about was bone dry. Russ13
  • Score: -9

10:08am Mon 7 Jul 14

MilesBond says...

That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.
That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road. MilesBond
  • Score: 6

10:21am Mon 7 Jul 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

MilesBond wrote:
That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.
Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration Bernard Fatsack
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10:35am Mon 7 Jul 14

MilesBond says...

Bernard Fatsack wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.
Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration
Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there!
[quote][p][bold]Bernard Fatsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration[/p][/quote]Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there! MilesBond
  • Score: -2

10:51am Mon 7 Jul 14

CarnMountification says...

At least water evaporates
At least water evaporates CarnMountification
  • Score: -4

10:59am Mon 7 Jul 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

MilesBond wrote:
Bernard Fatsack wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.
Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration
Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there!
I agree as Dick Norticress seems to be to the fox world what the pied piper was to rats. What with the broadway grill opposite no wonder they are the size of great danes and the fighting on Friday and Saturday nights high on palm oil is intolerable.
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard Fatsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration[/p][/quote]Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there![/p][/quote]I agree as Dick Norticress seems to be to the fox world what the pied piper was to rats. What with the broadway grill opposite no wonder they are the size of great danes and the fighting on Friday and Saturday nights high on palm oil is intolerable. Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 1

11:37am Mon 7 Jul 14

MilesBond says...

Bernard Fatsack wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
Bernard Fatsack wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.
Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration
Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there!
I agree as Dick Norticress seems to be to the fox world what the pied piper was to rats. What with the broadway grill opposite no wonder they are the size of great danes and the fighting on Friday and Saturday nights high on palm oil is intolerable.
Head, nail, firmly hit Sir! For several years I have been campaigning for a ban on the use of palm oil in areas where foxes are known to cohort. Perhaps Mr Notcross can put his (not inconsiderable) weight behind this issue and get it sorted once for and all. I noted some weeks ago that a plethora of spam fritters had been recklessly discarded close to one of the dens. Needless to say that once our lupine cousins were fully frittered up it was sheer and utter unadulterated carnage !!! THAT's what needs reporting on! not tying us up in knots with tales of oriental triffids.
[quote][p][bold]Bernard Fatsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard Fatsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration[/p][/quote]Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there![/p][/quote]I agree as Dick Norticress seems to be to the fox world what the pied piper was to rats. What with the broadway grill opposite no wonder they are the size of great danes and the fighting on Friday and Saturday nights high on palm oil is intolerable.[/p][/quote]Head, nail, firmly hit Sir! For several years I have been campaigning for a ban on the use of palm oil in areas where foxes are known to cohort. Perhaps Mr Notcross can put his (not inconsiderable) weight behind this issue and get it sorted once for and all. I noted some weeks ago that a plethora of spam fritters had been recklessly discarded close to one of the dens. Needless to say that once our lupine cousins were fully frittered up it was sheer and utter unadulterated carnage !!! THAT's what needs reporting on! not tying us up in knots with tales of oriental triffids. MilesBond
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11:49am Mon 7 Jul 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

MilesBond wrote:
Bernard Fatsack wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
Bernard Fatsack wrote:
MilesBond wrote:
That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.
Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration
Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there!
I agree as Dick Norticress seems to be to the fox world what the pied piper was to rats. What with the broadway grill opposite no wonder they are the size of great danes and the fighting on Friday and Saturday nights high on palm oil is intolerable.
Head, nail, firmly hit Sir! For several years I have been campaigning for a ban on the use of palm oil in areas where foxes are known to cohort. Perhaps Mr Notcross can put his (not inconsiderable) weight behind this issue and get it sorted once for and all. I noted some weeks ago that a plethora of spam fritters had been recklessly discarded close to one of the dens. Needless to say that once our lupine cousins were fully frittered up it was sheer and utter unadulterated carnage !!! THAT's what needs reporting on! not tying us up in knots with tales of oriental triffids.
Thankyou Miles, sense at last as Rick Knotcross has considerable resource to be able to deal with this red coated vermin, now fox hunting is banned they have moved into our neighbourhoods spreading our own filth around the streets. I bet he does not share this problem at his home the sugar pit in Bruntwood.
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard Fatsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard Fatsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: That pipe is clearly NOT a water main! I would say that at the most it is a 15mm domestic copper pipe and I would be very surprised if it was able to flood an entire road.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree poor reporting by the Echo again and exaggeration[/p][/quote]Quite so. Like the story they ran on the Japanese Knotweed in that Nick Norcross hotel in Leigh. There was hardly any there at all and yet they played this up whilst ignoring the real elephant in the room (not Mr Norcross) but the massive fox population now wondering around that site willy nilly ripping open bin bags and gorging themselves on the contents. No wonder they are now the size they are when we are feeding them up with our wasted food. I've seen one of them the size of a German Shepherd dog, and brazen enough to walk alongside the security guard that was there![/p][/quote]I agree as Dick Norticress seems to be to the fox world what the pied piper was to rats. What with the broadway grill opposite no wonder they are the size of great danes and the fighting on Friday and Saturday nights high on palm oil is intolerable.[/p][/quote]Head, nail, firmly hit Sir! For several years I have been campaigning for a ban on the use of palm oil in areas where foxes are known to cohort. Perhaps Mr Notcross can put his (not inconsiderable) weight behind this issue and get it sorted once for and all. I noted some weeks ago that a plethora of spam fritters had been recklessly discarded close to one of the dens. Needless to say that once our lupine cousins were fully frittered up it was sheer and utter unadulterated carnage !!! THAT's what needs reporting on! not tying us up in knots with tales of oriental triffids.[/p][/quote]Thankyou Miles, sense at last as Rick Knotcross has considerable resource to be able to deal with this red coated vermin, now fox hunting is banned they have moved into our neighbourhoods spreading our own filth around the streets. I bet he does not share this problem at his home the sugar pit in Bruntwood. Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: 1

11:10am Tue 8 Jul 14

ddf35 says...

and back to the topic.........

I can't image the amount of water that was wasted through the course of yesterday. I went for a walk around 6pm and there was still water rapidly flowing from this....
and back to the topic......... I can't image the amount of water that was wasted through the course of yesterday. I went for a walk around 6pm and there was still water rapidly flowing from this.... ddf35
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