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Scale of damage as water main in St Austell bursts

Scale of damage as water main in St Austell bursts

Published by Emma Carton at 12:35pm 6th January 2020. (Updated at 6:16pm 6th January 2020)

Above photo: St Austell Community Fire Station

Photos and video footage have revealed the trail of destruction after a water main burst in St Austell.

The torrents were streaming through a garden on Treverbyn Road, causing part of a wall to collapse.

It sent debris spilling out across the carriageway during the rush-hour and the road was closed in both directions.

Pirate FM understands that the road has now been re-opened but there is still slow traffic in the area.

Passing drivers described the scene as 'terrible' and a 'total mess'.

Burst Water Main in St Austell
Photos have revealed the scale of the damage from a burst water main in St Austell. Photo: Councillor James Mustoe

 

Firefighters have confirmed that despite the damage, there have been no reports of any injuries.

"Avoid Treverbyn Road, Carclaze area (partial road closure).

"Crews are making safe a burst water main which is causing extensive damage.

"There are no reported injuries

"Update: South West Water have isolated the main and we have left the scene. Expect disruption to traffic for some time".

St Austell Community Fire Station

Burst Water Main in St Austell
The torrents were so severe, they collapsed a wall, closed part of the main road and left supplies cut-off. Photo: Councillor James Mustoe

 

South West Water has since confirmed that the incident involves a burst pipe in the garden of a property.

They have issued an apology to customers and say they are working to restore supplies in the affected area.

"We are working to repair a burst pipe in the garden of a property in Gribben Close, St Austell, which earlier this morning caused damage to a wall and localised flooding. 

"The road is temporarily closed while we make it safe. Emergency services are also on site".

South West Water

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