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Burst main hits water supply in 4,000 east London homes

Water flooding into the Lee by the Olympic Stadium
Water could be seen flooding into the Lee by the Olympic Stadium

Water supplies which were lost in more than 4,000 homes in east London are now returning to normal, Thames Water said.

A burst main within the Olympic Park site affected customers in Bow, Bethnal Green, Chingford, Homerton, Limehouse, Stratford and Whitechapel.

The company said it had carried out urgent repairs on the 42in (1.07m) pipe at the Games venue in Stratford.

Pressure levels have now returned to normal for the majority of customers affected, it added.

"Some customers, particularly those in high-rise buildings, will see their water pressure build gradually over the next few hours," said a statement on the Thames Water website.

"We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused, and would like to assure customers that we have done everything possible to restore supplies as quickly as possible."



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