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Thames Water apologises after ‘dramatic’ burst water pipe in Crouch End

The water leak on the corrner of Haringey Park and Crouch Hill. Picture: Lewis Freeman

The water leak on the corrner of Haringey Park and Crouch Hill. Picture: Lewis Freeman

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A burst water pipe saw streams of water cascade through Crouch End on Saturday.

Damage from the burst pipe. Picture: Vince McGarryDamage from the burst pipe. Picture: Vince McGarry

The pipe burst on the corner of Haringey Park and Crouch Hill, forcing the recently reopened Floral Hall to barricade its restaurant with sand bags to halt the leak.

The gush of water on the morning of October 24 made its way through the Broadway and pools of water were pictured at the construction site of Hornsey Town Hall.

Kay Curram, the owner of Floral Hall in Crouch Hill, called the incident a “nightmare”. “The water just kept coming, it was awful,” she said.

“When I first saw it going straight through the front door my heart sunk but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as it first looked.

The water flowed into the construction site of Hornsey Town Hall. Picture: Vince McGarryThe water flowed into the construction site of Hornsey Town Hall. Picture: Vince McGarry

“It was an hour and a half with so much water bursting out of the pavement, funnelling straight to our door.

A Thames Water spokesperson said: “We’re sorry to anyone who experienced low pressure or loss of water following a burst on a four-inch-diameter pipe over the weekend.

“Our engineers were quickly on the scene and were able to restore the water supply before carrying out repairs.

Crouch Hill. Picture: Lewis FreemanCrouch Hill. Picture: Lewis Freeman

“These were completed last night (October 25), while a team will visit the site again today to carry out final works on the pipe and restore the road surface.”

Haringey Park, currently closed off as the road surface resets, is expected to reopen by Friday.

Crouch Hill has suffered a series of water leaks in recent years, including a burst main in 2018.

Remedial works have taken place. Picture: Lewis FreemanRemedial works have taken place. Picture: Lewis Freeman

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