Engineers have been working through the night to repair one of London busiest roads following a burst water main yesterday.
Thames Water engineers have now repaired the 610mm wide pipe which burst yesterday morning causing millions of litres of water to spill onto the carriageway forcing the closure of the A406 North Circular near Brent Cross. The road was closed for several hours.
“This has been a complex job due to a large gas pipe which runs next to the water pipe but we managed to get this done in the early hours of this morning,” said a Thames Water spokesman.
Engineers have also resurfaced two lanes of westbound carriageway where the water pipe burst. The eastbound carriageway is now fully open, with two lanes open on the westbound carriageway.
“The repaired pipe should be back in service by lunchtime today and then we will need to get the most damaged section of the road on the west-bound carriageway resurfaced,” added the spokesman. “This should be finished by Monday morning at the latest.”