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Elm Park road flooded after water mains burst

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:57 21 December 2018

Cars were stuck in traffic for hours after the flooding.Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

Cars were stuck in traffic for hours after the flooding.Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

Jonathan Littlewood

Burst water mains are causing traffic chaos in Upper Rainham Road and Elm Park Avenue.

The flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan LittlewoodThe flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

Essex and Suffolk Water took to Twitter this morning (December 21) to say that their crews are at the scene repairing the damage.

The flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan LittlewoodThe flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

A tweet reads: “Our crews are out repairing a burst mains on Upper Rainham Road and Elm Park Avenue.

The flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan LittlewoodThe flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

“Some supplies will be affected.

The flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan LittlewoodThe flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

“Thanks for your patience.”

The flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan LittlewoodThe flooding in Upper Rainham Road this morning. Photo: Jonathan Littlewood

The 252 bus route is being diverted via Elm Park Avenue, Abbs Cross Lane and Hornchurch Road.

It is not known when the main will be fixed.


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