Burgess Hill: Bottled water supplied after burst main leaves thousands without water
Burgess Hill: Bottled water supplied after burst main leaves thousands without water.
A number of homes have been flooded and thousands more are without water after a mains pipe burst in Burgess Hill.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was alerted around 4am that the pipe had burst, flooding water into Cromwell Road.
Homes in Fairfield Road, Newport Road and Royal George Road were also affected.
Four fire engines attended the scene and directed water to a nearby field.
The clear up operation is now under way after a number of homes were breached.
Some residents have been moved after their houses flooded destroying carpets, furniture and belongings.
Our technicians are on site and have stopped water flowing from the main to allow us to clear the water and to start our repairs.
"We are working really hard to re-route water around our underground network of pipes and customers in the Royal George Road area should be starting to get their water back.
"We expect customers still without water to have supplies restored shortly."