UPDATE: Pictures of New Eltham flooding after burst water main in Lannoy Road (From This Is Local London)
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UPDATE: Pictures of New Eltham flooding after burst water main in Lannoy Road
A BURST water main in New Eltham caused flooding and left residents without water for around 10 hours.
Avery Hill Road was water-logged after the four-inch main burst in nearby Lannoy Road in the early hours of October 2.
Residents resorted to brushing their teeth with bottled water and wiping themselves with baby wipes while the problem was fixed.
Speaking around 2pm this afternoon, Carly Ford, 23, who lives with her two-year-old daughter, off Footscray Road, told News Shopper: “We are still without water and our neighbours haven’t got any water either.
“We had to brush our teeth with Buxton water.
“It is quite difficult.”
While one Footscray Road resident, who wished to remain anonymous, had to wash herself and her 20-month-old baby with baby wipes following the water troubles.
People also took to Twitter to complain of the problem with @thingsJudesays posting: "Lots of smelly people in new eltham today #burstmain on Lannoy road = NO WATER"
Thames Water has apologised to customers and says the water was back on at 4pm but traffic management is likely to remain overnight while the road is repaired.
A Thames Water spokeswoman said: "It was reported at 7am this morning.
“A four inch main burst on Lannoy Road this morning.
“We’re really sorry to those customers experiencing low pressure."
Have you been affected by the burst water main? Contact the news desk on 01689 885732.
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