Burst water pipe causes havoc in and around Woking

TWO Woking schools were forced to close after a burst water pipe caused havoc in and around the town.

Horsell Village and Maybury Primary schools warned parents against bringing children into class today after a burst main in Guildford Road cut off their water supply.

A statement on Horsell Village School’s website said: “Unfortunately, we have to close the school today Thursday 27th September 2012 due to a burst water main in the local area.

“This had resulted in us having no water supply. For Health and Safety reasons we are sure you will appreciate that without toilet facilities we cannot accommodate the children today.”

Hundreds of homes are also with water after the Veolia Water owned pipe gave way after heavy rainfall.

And one poor driver even ended up in a small crater formed after the 15-inch pipe’s explosion.

The BMW became stuck at the roundabout at the junction of Holloway Hill and required a removal lorry to eventually get free.

Veolia Water apologised for the inconvenience and said the repairs would be completed “as soon as possible”.

In October last year the firm apologised when a section of the same road collapsed, leaving a car submerged in water.

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