Three burst water mains affect Sheffield residents and businesses

Hundreds of Sheffield residents and businesses have been left without water this weekend after a serious of burst mains.
Flooding in Haymarket. Photo: Subhankar BhattacharyaFlooding in Haymarket. Photo: Subhankar Bhattacharya
Flooding in Haymarket. Photo: Subhankar Bhattacharya

The first problem was reported in Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, on Friday evening.

Yorkshire Water said it was a 'major' burst and it took until the early hours of Saturday morning to get the supply back.

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The second happened in Haymarket, Castlegate, at about midday on Saturday. Water began pouring out of a crack in the road.

The water is now back on but Yorkshire Water called it a 'complicated repair' which took some time.

Today a main burst in Ellesmere Road, Burngreave. The supply has been turned off and repairs are ongoing.

Yorkshire Water said it could take two hours before water is restored.

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A spokesman apologised for any inconvenience and said: "Residents who have a telephone number on our files and are in areas that could be affected should have received either texts or voice messages warning of the issues,"