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Pictures: Drone images show Telford fields covered in brown water after burst pipe

By Nathan Rowden | Telford | News | Published:

In Shropshire we are used to seeing flood pictures - but not like this scene in Telford.

Drone pictures taken by Stuart Davies

These drone pictures show fields covered in brown water after a major water pipe bust in Telford leaving thousands without water.

Drone pictures taken by Stuart Davies
Drone pictures taken by Stuart Davies

About 20,000 homes and businesses are believed to have been affected by the burst on Sunday morning, which left much of the Telford area south of the M54 with either no water, low pressure or a murky supply.

Severn Trent Water workers have had to carefully drill through a layer of concrete to avoid a high-pressure gas main and reach the 21-inch pipe, which burst in the Bishopdale area of Brookside at around 4am on Sunday morning.

A section of the pipe is cracked, meaning it needs to be cut out and replaced before water can be pumped back through the network.

Today schools are closed and homes are still without water while repairs continue.

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Nathan Rowden

By Nathan Rowden
@NathRowden_Star

Senior news feature writer based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Telford. I like to get out, meet people and tell their stories.

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