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Stratford Centre still closed due to flooding 24 hours after Thames Water pipe burst

PUBLISHED: 14:30 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 30 July 2018

Water flooded into the Stratford Centre. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Water flooded into the Stratford Centre. Picture: London Fire Brigade

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The Stratford Centre is still closed due to flooding that happened more than 24 hours ago.

The water reached eight inches deep in the road. Picture: London Fire BrigadeThe water reached eight inches deep in the road. Picture: London Fire Brigade

Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters were called to the shopping centre to help stop the flow of flood water coming out of a burst water main.

Around 50 businesses had flood water enter their shop as a result of the pipe bursting yesterday morning and cleaning and repair work is being done today in an effort to reopen the shopping centre.

Tony Peters, the Stratford Centre’s manager, said: “The Stratford Shopping Centre remains closed as we work closely with Thames Water and the businesses within the centre to clean and repair any damage caused by the flooding yesterday.

“We aim to reopen as quickly as possible, hopefully later this afternoon, but whilst the repairs are being made to the water main 40 per cent of the centre is currently without access to water.”

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz tweeted pictures of the exposed pipe that burst. Picture: Twitter/Rokhsana FiazMayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz tweeted pictures of the exposed pipe that burst. Picture: Twitter/Rokhsana Fiaz

Earlier today Thames Water confirmed that people living in high rise buildings may be experiencing low water pressure.

Anyone needing bottled water can collect some from Thames Water at the rear of Gala Bingo in Kerrison Road, Stratford.

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz tweeted pictures of the exposed pipe that burst. Picture: Twitter/Rokhsana FiazMayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz tweeted pictures of the exposed pipe that burst. Picture: Twitter/Rokhsana Fiaz

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