Burst main sent a fountain of water gushing to rooftop height in Loughborough
A burst main sent a fountain of water gushing to rooftop height in the centre of Loughborough.
The incident happened in Leicester Road, near the junction with Market Place, next to the Post Office, yesterday morning.
John Stone, landlord of the nearby Phantom pub, in Leicester Road, said: "It started bubbling earlier and then it started shooting into the sky higher than the buildings.
"The traffic is still flowing and people are walking on the other side of the road."
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Ricky Punter, 27, a Leicester Mercury newspaper sales co-ordinator, who came across the burst, said: "The water was going higher than the buildings. Traffic was just driving through, it was like going through a waterfall."
Traffic, including buses and lorries, continued to flow normally through the town, with pedestrians using footpaths on the opposite side of the road.
A Severn Trent spokeswoman said: "The burst was reported to us at 10.30am and we went out immediately to investigate and carry out repairs.
"Fortunately our customers' water supply wasn't affected by the burst.
"However, we had to stop supply to a small number of customers in the area while we completed part of the repair."