UPDATE: Burst water main leaves Worthing street underwater

Working to solve the problem in Westcourt Road
Working to solve the problem in Westcourt Road

Westcourt Road remains closed this morning following flooding caused by a burst water main.

Click here to see more pictures of last night’s burst water main

Five commercial properties were flooded with much of Westcourt Road left underwater.

Police and fire services were called to assist at the incident in the early hours of the morning.

Road closures were put in place along neighbouring South Farm Road, which has since been re-opened.

Staff from Southern Water and the firm’s contractors are on the scene.

A spokesperson for Southern Water said: “A 9-inch PVC main burst in the early hours of this morning between Westcourt Road and South Farm Road. Our crews were on site within half an hour.

“South Farm Road has been cleared and is now re-open. Westcourt Road remains closed while the repairs are ongoing. We expect this to be completed around lunchtime today.

“No customer is without water, but unfortunately there has been minor flooding to five commercial properties in the area. Our customer service team is on-site speaking to all those affected.

“We apologise for any inconvenience.”

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