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Cold Ash Hill emergency closure update

Repair works will take place overnight once the water supply in the area has been stabilised

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Thames Water

Thames Water is working to repair the burst water mains on Cold Ash Hill

Thames Water is working to stabilise the supply of water in Cold Ash after a burst water main this morning (Friday).

Once this has taken place the full repair will be carried out. The road will therefore remain open under traffic light control tonight.

The repair will then be carried out under a night time closure from 1900 until 0600 the following morning. The repair may take place this weekend, but could be next week.

The road was closed this morning between Southend and Hatchgate Close, while Thames Water engineers attended the scene and diversions were put in place.

A spokesman for Thames Water, Miles Evans, said this morning: “We’re sorry for the disruption our road closure on Cold Ash Hill is causing.

“This is necessary to allow us to safely carry out an emergency repair following a burst water main.

“Our team are on site, working to get this repair completed as quickly as possible.”

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  • Man In Shorts

    09/09/2017 - 01:01

    Sorry Thames Water your statement is not correct. The problem was a leak not a burst. i reported this to you in Mar and Jun 2017. the leak is on the service valve your team dug the road up last night to re-pack the valve gland but they found they needed to the replacing the whole valve. Thames Water would not allow the team to turn the water off to replace the valve last night. the team were told to leave the road closed until possibly Wed morning. Thames Operations did not check the area and see that they Thames Water all ready had Ashmore Green Road Closed for 7 weeks and one lane closed on Hermitage Road for 5 months. what should have happened your Team should have been allowed to shut the water and change the valve or back filled the hole and reopened the road. it was only under pressure from Westberks that Thames covered the hole and put traffic lights in and opened the road back up. Dear Mr Evans of Thames Water I am happy to explain to you in further detail if would like.


  • Little jem

    08/09/2017 - 18:06

    The whole road from Red Shute Hill all through Cold Ash to Cold Ash hill was closed all day.. Get the story correct!