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Birmingham New Street burst water mains floods road

Flooded road outside New Street Station
Image caption Passengers were forced to cross Navigation Street on wooden boards

A road outside Birmingham New Street was flooded on Friday after station contractors damaged a water mains, Severn Trent said.

A new passenger concourse is due to open on Sunday morning, as part of a £598m redevelopment of the station.

Travellers had to cross Navigation Street on wooden boards after staff working on the revamp caused a water hydrant to burst at about 16:30 BST.

Network Rail said it would not affect plans to open the new concourse.

Severn Trent said floods caused limited damage and the hydrant was repaired by 22:20 BST.

A spokesperson said the water supply was affected at four properties in the area, including New Street and The Pallasades, but has now been restored.

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