Sunderland homes left without water after main bursts in street

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A burst water main caused dozens of homes in an area of Sunderland to be left without water this morning.

The burst in Phoenix Road, Pennywell, was reported at about 3am.

Northumbrian Water engineers were on site this morning to carry out repairs.

It is believed homes in neighbouring streets, including Sapphire Road and Fletcher Close, are also without water.

A spokesperson from Northumbrian Water said: “We were made aware of a burst water main on Phoenix Road in Pennywell at 3am this morning.

“Our crew attended site at within half hour to investigate and are currently working on repairs.

Northumbrian Water on site at Phoenix Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, where a water main has burst.

Northumbrian Water on site at Phoenix Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, where a water main has burst.

"The water supply to 28 properties is affected, and we expect repairs to be completed and the water restored by 9.30am.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience while we carry out the repairs.”

Northumbrian Water tweeted at 11.42am that supplies were now restored, and the water pressure will be back to normal soon.

It warned customers: "You may notice the water is cloudy, but this is nothing to worry about."

Northumbrian Water on site at Phoenix Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, where a water main has burst.

Northumbrian Water on site at Phoenix Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, where a water main has burst.

Several streets in Pennywell are without water after a main burst.

Several streets in Pennywell are without water after a main burst.