Burst water pipe in Holloway Road wipes out water supply in homes

PUBLISHED: 14:20 06 December 2016

Holloway Road Tube station is currently closed (Photo: David Cane)

Holloway Road Tube station is currently closed (Photo: David Cane)


A water main has burst in Holloway Road this morning, just 24 hours after a rupture in Upper Street wrecked dozens of homes and shops.

A Thames Water spokesman said a team was working to repair the pipe and there should be no impact on customers in the N7 area.

But on Twitter the company wrote: “#N7 Customers may experience low pressure/no water in area due to burst main on Holloway Road. Repair team on site now to fix.”

One resident of Lough Road said she had no water this morning as a result.

Thames Water has now said on Twitter the water has been rerouted around the burst pipe and supplies should be restored.

Flooding in Upper Street this morning. Picture: London Fire BrigadeFlooding in Upper Street this morning. Picture: London Fire Brigade

The spokesman said there was no flooding as a result of the rupture.

Work is expected to go on throughout the week to fix the burst pipe in Upper Street, which will be closed southbound in the meantime.

Up to 80 properties were affected by the devastating flood, with many people likely to be left homeless for six months.

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