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Wolverhampton homes flooded by burst water main

Residents walk through the flooded streets in Wolverhampton
Image caption About 6,000 customers were left without a water supply because of the burst water main

Twelve homes have been flooded and thousands of properties left without running water as a result of a burst water main.

The leakage occurred on a large water main on Stowe Heath Lane in East Park in Wolverhampton at about 0800 BST.

Severn Trent Water apologised to customers and said engineers were re-connecting more than 6,000 households using an alternative network of pipes.

Fire crews spent the morning pumping the water out from flooded homes.

A spokesman for Severn Trent Water said engineers were expecting to work until the early afternoon making repairs.

"Following a burst on a large water main on Stowe Heath Lane in Wolverhampton - Severn Trent Water is currently re-connecting over 6,000 customers using an alternative network of pipes," he said.

Stowe Heath Lane was closed while the repairs were carried out.

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