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26 April 2018, 12:57
Cars searched and road closed after water main bursts in the Black Country.
It happened at around 10.30am this morning (26th April) on Leabrook Road in the Wednesbury area.
Water levels have reached at least three-metres high in places.
Videos are circulating online of the state of the road immediately after:
This is the situation in Leabrook Road, Tipton, where a water main has burst. @SthStaffsWater are on the scene - please avoid the area. @sandwellroads— Sandwell Council (@sandwellcouncil) 26 April 2018
Video: Jodie Nightingale pic.twitter.com/SryBKN3IUV
Significant pipe burst at Leabrook Road North Wednesbury. Several road closures please avoid area pic.twitter.com/XWXElvOm8J— C/Insp Gareth Morris (@GMorrisWMP) 26 April 2018
Sheldon Fire Station tweeted to say at least 17 cars had been searched by water rescue teams and a woman had been rescued from a house on the street.
Old Park Primary School has sent all pupils home.
South Staffs Water say: "Our engineers are currently on site to isolate the damage.
"Some customers may be experiencing low pressure or no water.
"When the water is back on, it may look a different colour to normal. Although the water may not look very nice, it’s not harmful to health and running the cold water tap in your kitchen will help to clear it. Click here to access our discoloured water advice video.
"We are really sorry for any inconvenience caused. We are working to fix the burst as quickly as possible and would like to thank residents, businesses and motorists for their patience, while we get it fixed."