Leighton Buzzard Burst Main Latest
6 February 2019, 17:45
Anglian Water engineers are continuing to fix a burst main that's been causing disruption today in Leighton Buzzard
The NHS say they've had to keep Leighton Buzzard Health Centre is closed due to a lack of water - no word yet about services tomorrow (Thursday 7th February, 2019).
However, Crombie House IS now open this afternoon for all scheduled activities and appointments.
Anglian Water have restored supplies to some areas but full restoration is still not expected until 8pm today.
A number of schools were also closed due to the problem.
NHS UPDATE 5pm:
NHS services anticipate it will be "business as usual" on Thursday after being told water supplies are due back by 10pm tonight (Wednesday 6th).
In the event, the water is still off, staff will contact patients to direct them to another centre or rebook.
Podiatry patients will be called and relocated to Houghton Regis if the clinic is still closed on Friday.
Staff are working with Anglian Water to ensure that our most vulnerable patients can get emergency water supplies.
An Anglian Water spokesperson said:
“We are working hard to fix the burst water main in Standbridge Road, tankers have restored water to all affected customers and we are now focused on repairing the main.
Work will carry on throughout the day and into the evening until the problem has been rectified. A full repair to the road surface will be completed in a couple of days.
In order for us to carry out the excavation needed to fix the main we will be closing the Standbridge Road & Lake Street junction in order to allow our teams to complete the repairs as quickly and as safely as we can.
We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank local residents for their patience whilst we get things back to normal.”