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Southern Water ‘working to repair’ burst water main in Crawley

Part of the A264 is to be closed while repairs take place.

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A spokesperson for Southern Water has today said they are ‘working to repair’ a 16 inch water main after it burst last night in Broadfield.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to attend the flooded roads where witnesses say cars had to be pulled out of the water.

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A spokesperson for Southern Water said:

“We are working to repair a 16 inch water main in the RH119 area of Crawley, which burst last night (Tuesday 4 September). The burst was quickly isolated and our crews worked late into the night to rezone supplies, with all customers back on by around 11:30pm.

“Repairs will continue today but, due to the location of the main, we will need to close one lane of the A264 towards Horsham in order to allow our crews to work as quickly and safely as possible.

“We’d like to thank all affected customers and road users for their understanding and patience while we carry out this vital repair work and apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

The water main is taking longer to repair due to its location on a main road and the fact that trees have to be removed in order to access the pipe and make the repair.

 

Southern Water advised customers with homes internally affected by the floods to contact their insurer immediately.

A customer service team from Southern Water is on site today to assist with any customer concerns.

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Teenager attacked by burglar with bat in Tilgate home

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in the early hours of Thursday (March 21) at a property in Gresham Walk, Crawley.

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Around 12.45am a man came into the property and attacked a 19-year-old man with a bat. He was treated at hospital for head and arm injuries.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as white with blonde hair and in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said:

“The victim has some serious, but not life threatening, injuries and remains in hospital. We are appealing to anyone who saw someone enter the property or was seen running away to contact us.”

Please contact police online quoting serial 55 of 21/03. Alternatively you can talk to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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