Forest of Dean flooded waterworks fix continues overnight

Water sprays out of a burst valve at Wyelands Water Works in Lower Lydbrook
Image caption High volume pumping equipment is being used to avoid localised flooding

Repair work on a burst pipe at a waterworks in the Forest of Dean is set to continue overnight.

Up to 40 firefighters have spent the day at the scene supporting efforts to control flooding at Wyelands Water Works in Lower Lydbrook.

Chief fire officer Jon Hall said Severn Trent Water was monitoring the situation and there was no immediate threat to domestic supplies.

The B4234 between the Church Road junction and the B4229 remains closed.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has deployed high-volume pumping equipment to the scene while Severn Trent Water contractors are at work.

Engineers are working on a temporary repair to keep water flowing into nearby reservoirs.

The station mainly supplies water to a holding reservoir at Micheldean which, via a network of smaller reservoirs, services tens of thousands of homes.

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