Cambridge: Homes Without Water

24 June 2013, 14:00 | Updated: 24 June 2013, 18:25

More than 70 homes in Cambridge will be temporarily without water, due to a burst water main.

Engineers from Cambridge Water were called to Victoria Road at around 1pm today (Monday).

The burst pipe is at the Mitcham's Corner end of the road.

Around 70 households will be temporarily left without water once repair work begins.

Cambridge Water says 'traffic management' is being put in place while emergency repairs are carried out.

A spokesman for Cambridge Water, said: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused to residents and motorists as a result of the burst main. We are working to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

Most work to repair burst water mains is resolved within six hours. 

As yet, Cambridge Water is unable to provide an estimated time for supplies to be restored.

Further updates will be posted onto our website when more information becomes available."

Update - 6:25pm.

Cambridge Water says engineers are still trying to find the burst pipe, and customers will be without water once work begins.

The latest statement from the company reads: "Cambridge Water engineers are still working to find the exact location of a burst on a water main along Victoria Road in Cambridge. 

Customers along the road still have their water supply, however, bottled water is on standby for around 70 properties which will temporarily lose their supply when the repairs are able to be carried out. 

Barriers are in place at the side of the road. 

Further road traffic measures may be implemented depending on the location of the burst."