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#339753 - 31st Jul 2009 11:56am Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton *****
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Burst water main causing traffic chaos in Prenton


POLICE are advising Wirral motorists of road closures just off the M53 at junction 3.

The entrance to the North Cheshire Trading Estate from the motorway roundabout is completely closed due to a burst water main.

Durley Drive is closed at the junction with Woodchurch Road. Residents' access is limited.

No access is available to the trading estate for employees.

Employees are advised to contact their employers by telephone.

At this stage, it is unlikely that the road will reopen today.

One of the businesses affected is the Royal Mail depot.

A United Utilities spokeswoman told the Globe: "We had a call about about a burst water main at about 6am. Our engineers had to shut off the water to stop the leak.

"There's a repair team on standby waiting until the water subsides before it can go in to repair the problem.

"We apologise to people in the area for the inconvenience caused by the water main burst.

"The supply to homes is not affected. We are looking at getting a supply vehicle with an emergency water supply to those businesses affected."

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#339758 - 31st Jul 2009 12:16pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: ]
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The Alwen pipeline goes under the entrance to Durley Drive and it's BIG ! Wouldn't mind betting that's the one that's gone pop, looking at the amount of water. Major feeder to Birkenhead.

When the tide had gone out, can someone try and get a fix or even a photo of the location of the hole. Wouldn't be surprised if United Utilities won't allow you to. A bit touchy about major pipelines these days.

However, maybe Mrs Baggins at No.12 left her cold tap running overnight !

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#339760 - 31st Jul 2009 12:19pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: ]
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dd: Can you assist here ? A precise, technical, quality job needed. You're the man. There's a pint in it for you. Well, er. actually, erm, several million gallons actually !! ha.ha.
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#339765 - 31st Jul 2009 12:37pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: ]
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i just got a text from total fittness sayin dont bother coming, I thought to my self does this mean I am at maximum fitness.......but then i read the real reason. DAM.
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#339767 - 31st Jul 2009 12:41pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: Sanchez]
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... and there's you thinking you can have an extra Grizzle burger with double chips for lunch eh ??

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#339769 - 31st Jul 2009 12:46pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: ]
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yer, i was looking forward to it too lol.
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#339781 - 31st Jul 2009 1:03pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: Sanchez
i just got a text from total fittness sayin dont bother coming, I thought to my self does this mean I am at maximum fitness.......but then i read the real reason. DAM.
raftl raftl raftl
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#339783 - 31st Jul 2009 1:04pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: Sanchez
i just got a text from total fittness sayin dont bother coming, I thought to my self does this mean I am at maximum fitness.......but then i read the real reason. DAM.

FAIL! lol
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#339829 - 31st Jul 2009 5:25pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: ]
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content removed at posters request.


Edited by Mark (8th Aug 2009 11:36am)
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#339837 - 31st Jul 2009 6:04pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: WetSocks]
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If anyone has any other photo's of today can they PM me? Especially any of the UU vehicles driving through the water...

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#339855 - 31st Jul 2009 7:09pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: WetSocks]
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After it was all gone:







Floor was still very damp and sandy. The Thai warehouse up the road was flooded and they were cleaning it out. oshocked
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#339883 - 31st Jul 2009 7:45pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: DavidB]
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wow jim barrows motor factors was closed all morning due to this pipe

I could not get my PARTS lol
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#339895 - 31st Jul 2009 8:16pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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A bit after Wetsocks got there, starting to fill in, you can see how the water couldn't get more than about a foot deep because it would just overflow into the brook.


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#339897 - 31st Jul 2009 8:17pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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When did the Alwen become disused ? So what feeds Flaybrick (via the tunnel) then ?

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#339902 - 31st Jul 2009 8:49pm Re: Burst Water Main Causing Traffic Chaos in Prenton [Re: ]
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You can see why that water main burst. The ground arround it had been disturbed when the new gas main was laid. Thats the gas pipe {the yellow pipe the ganger is sitting on.
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