New photos show severe flooding at an underpass which is undergoing repair work.

An underpass near Rosehill roundabout on the way to Littlemore, in oxford, is “full to the brim with water” as ongoing work to fix a burst water main ensues.

Geoff Leitch, who took the photos, said: “I’m 5’9, and I don’t think I could stand up in this water.

“It’s the main route to get into the city for people living in Littlemore, and it’s a frequently used route to get to the closest bus stop too.”

A Thames Water spokesperson said: “We’re aware of a burst water main at the corner of Littlemore Roundabout following a customer report on the August 10.

“Our engineers arrived on site within hours and have been working hard to fix the pipe.

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“This is a complex repair and we’ve got temporary traffic lights in place so they can safely finish the job.

“In the meantime we’re using pumps to take away the excess water so the road does not flood and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes people living and travelling in and around the area.”

Mr Leitch said a tanker driver present at the underpass told him the water was not being put back into the system, but simply dumped.

However, the Thames Water spokesperson said water that has left the clean water system during a burst has to be put into the wastewater system because it’s no longer potable.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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