Sandbags at the ready as damaged water main floods Truro city centre: PICTURES+ UPDATE (From Falmouth Packet)
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Sandbags at the ready as damaged water main floods Truro city centre: PICTURES
2:20pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
UPDATE: Businesses have reopened and South West Water have stopped water gushing from the damaged water main in Truro city centre.
Pavements will reopen once work to clear flood water is complete.
A spokesman for Wales and West Utilities said: "We are currently working on Boscawen Street and St Nicholas Street in Truro City Centre as part of an essential gas mains replacement scheme which will bring improved security and supply to homes and businesses in the area.
"On Friday morning, we accidently damaged a water main. We immediately notified the water company of this and fully cooperated with them in dealing with the situation.
"To ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians, St Nicholas Street was temporarily closed while the water company made the area safe. The road has now reopened.
"We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused."
Flooding in Truro this morning has been described as causing mayhem after reports workers hit a water main at the end of Boscowen Street.
Businesses in Boscawen Street are suffering with closed doors and sandbags at the ready.
South West Water said that workers from a utility company had hit their water main in Boscawen St, and that an inspector is en route to start the repairs.
The area is undergoing work to replace Truro's sewers.
The company said that customers may experience discoloured water, and are advised to run a cold kitchen tap to clear it.
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