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Water supplies restored after burst main, but road is still closed

PUBLISHED: 10:32 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:15 21 January 2020

The A1120 is still closed following repairs to a burst water main. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The A1120 is still closed following repairs to a burst water main. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Households near Framlingham affected by a burst water main have now had their supplies restored, but the A1120 road is due to remain closed until later today.

Up to 1,000 people in the Dennington and Badingham area were affected by the problems yesterday.

A spokesman for Essex and Suffolk Water said some customers had experienced low water pressure, while others had no water.

A spokesman said today: ""We were made aware of a burst water pipe near Framlingham yesterday, which affected water supplies in the area.

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"A crew immediately attended to repair the pipe and water has now been restored to all of our customers.

"We are currently working to repair the road surface which was damaged when the pipe burst, and a road closure on the A1120 is in place for safety reasons while we do this. We expect to have the road re-opened later today, then two-way traffic lights will remain in place tomorrow.

"We'd like to apologise for the inconvenience this has caused our customers and motorists in the area, and thank them for their patience and understanding while we get things back to normal."

A local resident, who asked not to be named, said: "The water was off from lunchtime yesterday until 11pm. We had regular updates from the water company, as they had to close the road before they could repair it.

"They arranged a bottled water collection from the church car park. It wasn't a huge hassle to be honest - these things happen. I dropped some water off with our neighbour and checked on a pensioner close by, but his neighbour had checked on him, so all was well."

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