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Hove road closed and scores without water after water main bursts

The Argus: Water leak causes road closure Water leak causes road closure

A road was closed after a burst water main caused the ground to become unstable.

Sussex Police officers closed Holmes Avenue in Hove at just after 1.30am this morning after a large amount of water began appearing from underground.

Hove firefighters were called to help pump water away while Southern Water engineers back attempting to repair the leak.

At 2.30am engineers turned off a valve to allow repairs to take place which stopped supply to 110 homes.

At 8.20 this morning, half of those homes had their water restored and the remaining 50 had their water back on at 12.40pm.

Fire crews said the amount of water washed away undersoil and sand on the driveways of two homes making the driveways, pavement and roadway all unstable.

The incident comes just days after the A23 at Crawley was closed after a water leak underneath the roadway.

The major route remains closed while Thames Water engineers work on the problem.

Have you been affected by loss of water supply this morning? Then call 01273 544530 or email neil.vowles@theargus.co.uk.

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10:14am Wed 9 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Wasn't Margaret Thatcher so wrong to allow privatisation of utilities - they only care about making money and paying shareholders and this is what happens.

Don't let the Conservatives privatise our NHS - you must fight to stop it, they are doing this NOW
Wasn't Margaret Thatcher so wrong to allow privatisation of utilities - they only care about making money and paying shareholders and this is what happens. Don't let the Conservatives privatise our NHS - you must fight to stop it, they are doing this NOW getThisCoalitionOut
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10:22am Wed 9 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Wasn't Margaret Thatcher so wrong to allow privatisation of utilities - they only care about making money and paying shareholders and this is what happens.

Don't let the Conservatives privatise our NHS - you must fight to stop it, they are doing this NOW
The NHS is rapidly getting privatised,they hope we don't notice to its too late to stop it.Even hospitals are getting quietly shut down like Southlands hospital,the is no longer inpatients and out patient departments are getting moved or even stopped such as the sexual health services.You now have to go to brighton or Worthing.It wont be long before our daily post stops too after Cameron has sold it to his city friends at mates rates.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Wasn't Margaret Thatcher so wrong to allow privatisation of utilities - they only care about making money and paying shareholders and this is what happens. Don't let the Conservatives privatise our NHS - you must fight to stop it, they are doing this NOW[/p][/quote]The NHS is rapidly getting privatised,they hope we don't notice to its too late to stop it.Even hospitals are getting quietly shut down like Southlands hospital,the is no longer inpatients and out patient departments are getting moved or even stopped such as the sexual health services.You now have to go to brighton or Worthing.It wont be long before our daily post stops too after Cameron has sold it to his city friends at mates rates. clubrob6
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