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Sinkhole opens in Carlton leaving thousands of residents without water and flooding homes

Parts of Carlton are without water after a pipe burst on Beck Street and opened up a huge hole in the road

Hundreds of homes are now without water following the incident.

Some properties on the street have also been flooded.

One resident who didn’t wish to be named told us: “People are now panic buying bottled water from Tesco on Carlton Hill now the water is off. They’ve sold out.”

PICTURED: The sinkhole on Beck Street (PICTURE: Helen Scroggie)

The incident is also impacting local businesses.

The Elwes Arms on Oakdale Road had to suspend their carvery today due to the water shortage.

Gedling Eye contacted Severn Trent Water and they gave us the following statement.

Their spokesman said: “8,000 customers were affected at one time or another. The majority of those were back on within four hours of the burst, and the final rezone has now been put on so we expect everyone to be back on supply in the next hour or so.

The initial burst was on a 27in water pipe, which is one of the biggest feeding the area and which also explains the level of damage to the road. With everyone on the verge of getting back on supply we’re now able to concentrate on the repair and have started to dig. The road will be closed while we carry out the repair and work to get the road back to normal.

“We’d like to apologise to everyone who was affected during the course of the day.”

Residents in Wollaton Avenue and Shelford Road and Phoenix Avenue have contacted Gedling Eye to say their water supply has now been restored


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