Severn Trent say they need to close Westdale Lane East between Adbolton Avenue & Ramsdale Road, NG4 3NA. to aid the repair
‘There may be an increase in traffic around this area during peak times and we’re really sorry if this impacts your journey today.’
Severn Trent say they aim to have issued ‘fixed by 2pm’.
Some customers say they their service has returned.
Carlton le Willows Academy website released a statement confirming they are “closed to all students for the rest of the day” because of the “district-wise disruption to water supply”.
A burst water pipe on Lambley Lane has left hundreds of people in the borough without water or experiencing low pressure this morning.
A spokesman for Severn Trent Water said: “We can’t apologise enough for the inconvenience to anyone affected by the burst pipe this morning, as we know how important it is to have water right now.
“One of our larger pipes has burst on Lambley Lane, in Gedling and we have teams on site digging to excavate the pipe, so we can start repairs. Our engineers are also going to be moving water around our network, operating valves, and using tankers to help get the water back on as quickly as possible for everyone.
“We’re also going to be arranging for bottled water to be delivered to our most vulnerable customers.
“Again, we’re really sorry about this and it will be our absolute priority to make sure that everyone’s water is back on as quickly as possible.”
Residents in the NG3, NG4 areas are affected, with a full map of the areas impacted below.
Some have reported complete water loss, while other residents are experiencing low water pressure from their taps.
Some schools in the area are also contacting parents to inform them about plans to close due to the lack of water supply.
Which schools are open or closed?
Both Phoenix Infant School and Priory Junior School in Gedling have informed parents they won’t be opening today.
A Facebook post from Friends of Phoenix PTA read: “Due to having no water our school is unable to open. If this changes we will update you soon as we can.”
Stanhope Primary and Nursery School are closed but ‘are hoping to open for an afternoon session’.
A spokesperson for the school contacted Gedling Eye and said: “Pupils should access remote learning via our usual learning platforms”
Parkdale Primary School is closed. A spokesman said: “School is closed for the morning. We have no water due to the ongoing supply problems. Next update re the afternoon session at 11:30am.
Carlton le Willows informed us they will be open today as ‘local drops in water pressure are not affecting the school’.
Willow Farm Primary School remains open as ‘they still have water supply’.
Gedling Access Road team ‘aware of issue’
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The Gedling Access Road team are aware of the Severn Trent Water pipe bursting overnight and the impact this is having on the local area.”
“Rest assured, Severn Trent Water are out on site and partners are supporting them through their repair works, in order to resolve this issue.”
Advice from Severn Trent Water
The water supplier has been contacting people in the area affected by text.
They say’ There is currently an issue in the area and this may cause your water to run at a lower pressure than usual, or have no water at all.
“Once it’s fixed your water may appear slightly discoloured or bubbly but this is nothing to worry about. To fix it run your cold water tap slowly (about a pencil thickness). Wait for 20 minutes and your water should then be clear.
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