Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst, water main burst: Dramatic picture and video

Water spurts out of the main in Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst. Picture by Amy Kenyon

Water spurts out of the main in Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst. Picture by Amy Kenyon

First published in Bromley News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

THIS was the scene in Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst, last night (December 4) when a water main burst.

The area’s safer neighbourhood team went to the scene to assess the incident at around 5pm.

A Thames Water spokesman says the problem was fixed by 9.15am this morning (December 5).

He said: "A team worked all through Tuesday night to get this eight-inch burst water main fixed by 9.15am this morning.

"The pictures do look dramatic and we were at the scene as quickly as possible to shut off the water.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused while carrying out this essential repair."

The video clip below was sent in by Adrian Lawrence.

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12:42pm Thu 6 Dec 12

DJHMOTT says...

I saw this when I was coming out of the station, the worker there said it had burst at around 2pm. The amount of water and the force of it was incredible and drenching the house opposite and it's front garden, I would seriously have been worried if that was my house.
Now there's temp lights whilst they fix the road so how long that will take is anyones guess.
I saw this when I was coming out of the station, the worker there said it had burst at around 2pm. The amount of water and the force of it was incredible and drenching the house opposite and it's front garden, I would seriously have been worried if that was my house. Now there's temp lights whilst they fix the road so how long that will take is anyones guess. DJHMOTT
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