Hundreds of Lancaster homes without water after burst pipe floods road

A burst pipe has left hundreds of home and businesses in Lancaster without water.

Monday, 4th November 2019, 1:21 pm
Ashton Road in Lancaster is flooded after a water pipe burst at around 6.20am this morning (November 4). Pic: Chris Howson

Supply was lost at around 6.20am this morning (November 4) after a water pipe burst in Ashton Road.

The burst pipe has flooded Ashton Road between the canal bridge and the mini-roundabout.

The leak is affecting hundreds of households in the LA1 and LA2 post code areas who have been left without water.

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Many more homes are also experiencing poor pressure, including dozens of homes in the nearby village of Cockerham.

United Utilities said its leakage engineers arrived on site at 10.52am, four-and-a half hours after the issue was first reported.

Engineers have investigated the issue and the cause has now been identified.

At 11.58am, United Utilities said repairs to the leaking water main near to Ashton Road are underway.

A spokesman said: "We’re currently repairing a leaking water pipe which may mean customers have no water or it’s coming out the tap as a trickle.

"The leak near Ashton Road is affecting customers in LA1 and LA2.

"Our leakage engineers are now on site and we hope to have taps flowing again very soon.

"Thank you for your continued patience while we work to restore your supplies."

"We’re sorry for the inconvenience."

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