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Pictured: Burst Foots Cray water main part-floods 600-year-old Seven Stars pub
A BURST water main in Foots Cray has part-flooded a 600-year-old pub in the middle of being refurbished.
Water was seen gushing as high as the roof of The Seven Stars in Foots Cray High Street following the burst at around 3am on August 15.
Helena Pompei, 30, who bought the 15th Century pub last month, told News Shopper: “The pressure was angled straight at the pub.
“We’ve got someone working on the building at the moment and he was there when it happened.”
The mother-of-one says the village’s only surviving pub is still on course to open later this year.
She said: “Some water got in through a couple of windows but nothing to write home about.
“We’re still aiming to open in late October.”
The A211 Maidstone Road was closed both ways between Palm Avenue and the A223 North Cray Road for several hours.
Traffic was backed up right from Crittals Corner down to the lights and up Sidcup Hill while engineers fixed the leak.
A Thames Water spokesman said: “A six-inch water pipe burst this morning in Foots Cray High Street, causing flooding to a local pub.
“Our loss adjusters are speaking to the owners and the road will remain shut while we carry out repairs.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused.”
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