Upper Street flooding: A1 to be closed southbound ‘throughout the week’ for repairs
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Upper Street will be closed southbound “throughout the week” while workers deal with the aftermath of this morning’s flooding, Thames Water has confirmed.
The road and surrounded areas were flooded when a water pipe ruptured at 4am, devastating homes and shops in the surrounding area.
The road was closed all morning from Angel station to Islington Green while the emergency services dealt with the impact of the flood.
The northbound lane reopened at 2pm but work to fix the pipe and the damaged road surface could take days.
A Thames Water spokeswoman said: “Having spent today cleaning water and silt from Upper Street and the surrounding roads, we’re now due to begin digging down to uncover our burst pipe and start fixing it.
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“The southbound side of the road remains closed and the northbound side was reopened at lunchtime. We expect our repairs to continue throughout this week and we’ll be working 24 hours a day to get the job done as quickly as possible.
“We’re supporting those people whose properties were flooded by going door-to-door and meeting them at the Business Design Centre to discuss alternative accommodation for those who need it and our claims process.
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“We’ll be doing all we can to make sure their needs are met. It was our pipe that burst and it’s our responsibility to put things right.”