Burst water pipe in Worthing town centre

A CREW from Southern Water is in Chapel Road, Worthing, repairing a burst six-inch water main just two weeks after another major leak in the town.

A Stagecoach bus makes its way through leaking water on Chapel Road
A Stagecoach bus makes its way through leaking water on Chapel Road

Up to 15 properties are expected to shortly lose their water supply while work is carried out on the damaged main.

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An inspector is in the area talking to those who will be affected and bottled water will be delivered.

A Southern Water press officer said: “We do not envisage having to close the road and we hope to be able to complete the repair this morning. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

A spokesperson from Stagecoach, Marine Parade, Worthing, said buses were not picking up on the way to Lancing and there was a slight diversion avoiding South Street, Worthing.