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Burst pipe causes flood damage to Carlton Road, Romford

PUBLISHED: 09:28 17 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:42 17 December 2014

A street party on Carlton Road for the Queen's Jubilee in 2012

A street party on Carlton Road for the Queen's Jubilee in 2012

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Firefighters were called to flooding in Romford this morning.

Carlton Road has been damaged by the expulsion of water – caused by a burst water main, firefighters said.

In places the road has been lifted and a brown grit has been left, according to a witness.

Nicola Laken, 54, who runs the Deermead Court care home on the adjacent Junction Road, said: “I was walking my dog at about 7am this morning, and I could see the damage, and little bits of brown grit.

“It’s lifted up the road in places.”

A Romford firefighter said crews were called shortly after 6.30am to Carlton Road, and engineers quickly isolated the leak.

• Are you affected by the flooding? Send your comments or pictures to sebastian.mann@archant.co.uk

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