Newhall Street in the city centre closed after water main burst.

Engineers from Severn Trent Water were called to Newhall Street on Easter Sunday (16/04) after a water main burst which sent gallons of water down the street and caused extensive damaged to the tarmac.

(Image: Mark Ellerby)

Engineers have now secured the pipe and have been working around the clock to fix the damaged pipe and street.

Nearby resident ‪@41exc tweeted this; ‬

‪”‬Massive thank you to the @stwater crew working at 2.30am on Easter night at Newhall Street in Brum! Respect to these people”

Severn Trent Water has released the following statement: “The water pipe that burst at Newhall Street has been secured, our team have been working through the night to plan and prepare, and will be back on site first thing in the morning to continue with the repair.

We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially over the Easter bank holiday when you’re spending time with family, and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing.

We’d like to reassure our customers that we’re doing everything we can to get everything back to normal as soon as we can.

The burst pipe has caused a lot of damage to the road but our teams have minimized the flow of water so as to not cause any more damage and the water is now draining away.

Our priority was to get water supplies back on and then we can focus on repairs, but please be aware that it may take a while to repair the road due to the damage.

We’ll let you know as soon as we have an idea when we can reopen the road.  Again we’d like to apologise for any disruption this may cause.”

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