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Mystery hole closes A23 in Crawley

The Argus: The cordoned off road The cordoned off road

A major road remains closed after a large hole opened up following a suspected sewer pipe leak.

The northbound section of the A23 in Crawley between Fleming Way and Lowfield Heath was closed yesterday afternoon after a hole opened up in the dual carriageway.

Thames Water engineers are continuing to investigate the leak on a pressurised sewer pipe this morning.

The water firm said it was working with West Sussex County Council and emergency services with the closure is expected to last into next week.

A Thames Water spokeswoman said: "We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will open the road as soon as it is safe to do so.

"The closure is expected to last beyond this week while investigations continue."

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12:17pm Mon 7 Apr 14

PJW Brighton says...

Do you mean that Thames Water are looking into the hole in the road?
Do you mean that Thames Water are looking into the hole in the road? PJW Brighton
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12:41pm Mon 7 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

This is what happens when utilities are privatised - they are more interested in making a profit and paying money out to shareholders than reinvesting and repairing and renewing the framework when necessary.
This is what happens when utilities are privatised - they are more interested in making a profit and paying money out to shareholders than reinvesting and repairing and renewing the framework when necessary. getThisCoalitionOut
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1:14pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
This is what happens when utilities are privatised - they are more interested in making a profit and paying money out to shareholders than reinvesting and repairing and renewing the framework when necessary.
if this hole in the road is fixed and the road made safe "and its found to be a broken "sewer . Thames water will pay for it .Privatised companies were not all a bad thing BUT do you think this would not have happened if the company would have been nationalized . Do you remember the old days as good old days ? Taking an example of a once national company Rolls Royce it is now one of the most MOST well respected companies of its type in the world "goodness know where it would be if it was still state owned " ..comment below .
.FACT Privatisation and expansion
Rolls-Royce plc was privatised in 1987 under the government of Margaret Thatcher. The 1980s saw the introduction of a policy to offer an engine fitment on a much wider range of civil aircraft types, with the company's engines now powering 17 different airliners (and their variants) compared to General Electric's 14 and Pratt & Whitney's 10. ..FANTASTIC or what ..
please dont reply about British rail .. British airways , The British Electricity Authority , The British Transport Commission ,,does getThisCoalitionOut want to keep the The British Broadcasting Corporation ohh one other the Post office was nationalised until just recently . ok nuff of my quotes back to you my STUCK in the past getThisCoalitionOut .
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: This is what happens when utilities are privatised - they are more interested in making a profit and paying money out to shareholders than reinvesting and repairing and renewing the framework when necessary.[/p][/quote]if this hole in the road is fixed and the road made safe "and its found to be a broken "sewer . Thames water will pay for it .Privatised companies were not all a bad thing BUT do you think this would not have happened if the company would have been nationalized . Do you remember the old days as good old days ? Taking an example of a once national company Rolls Royce it is now one of the most MOST well respected companies of its type in the world "goodness know where it would be if it was still state owned " ..comment below . .FACT Privatisation and expansion Rolls-Royce plc was privatised in 1987 under the government of Margaret Thatcher. The 1980s saw the introduction of a policy to offer an engine fitment on a much wider range of civil aircraft types, with the company's engines now powering 17 different airliners (and their variants) compared to General Electric's 14 and Pratt & Whitney's 10. ..FANTASTIC or what .. please dont reply about British rail .. British airways , The British Electricity Authority , The British Transport Commission ,,does getThisCoalitionOut want to keep the The British Broadcasting Corporation ohh one other the Post office was nationalised until just recently . ok nuff of my quotes back to you my STUCK in the past getThisCoalitionOut . Mr chock
  • Score: -1

3:35pm Mon 7 Apr 14

whatone says...

I thought it said "Mystery arsehole closes A23"

Sadly it wasn't that spiv MP Charles Hendry after all !
I thought it said "Mystery arsehole closes A23" Sadly it wasn't that spiv MP Charles Hendry after all ! whatone
  • Score: 2

5:13pm Mon 7 Apr 14

tez1959 says...

simple solution fill it in clowns
simple solution fill it in clowns tez1959
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