Severn Trent issues apology after burst water main floods North Staffordshire road


Utilities company Severn Trent Water has issued an apology after a burst water pipe flooded a North Staffordshire road.

Police and firefighters were directing traffic on Uttoxeter Road through Draycott earlier this afternoon when water swept across the carriageway.

Motorists told StokeonTrentLive the area was initially ‘passable with caution’ close to the Draycott Arms.

But officers then stepped in to divert traffic around the flood.

Severn Trent Water has now issued a statement.

A spokesperson said: “We’re really sorry to customers who’ve been affected by a burst water pipe on Uttoxeter Road in Draycott this afternoon.

“We’re pleased to say this is currently not affecting anyone’s water supply, but it will be our priority to fix the pipe and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”

Firefighters on Uttoxeter Road.

Police and firefighters attended the scene.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were called at 12.50pm on Thursday 18 December to Uttoxeter Road to reports of a burst water main.

“Police attended and found water gathering on the road at its junction with Cheadle Road.

“Severn Trent were contacted by the force and informed who advised engineers would attend as soon as possible.

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“Staffordshire County Council was also called by the force in order for Highways officials to attend.

“One driver experienced a flat tyre after driving through the water.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area while work is currently on going to resolve the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or by calling 101 quoting incident number 251 of 18 December.





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