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Thousands Left Without Running Water After Major Pipe Burst In London

A major pipe burst has left thousands of people in south and west London without running water, or with limited supply.Several schools were forced to close, while Hampton Court Palace is also said to have been affected by water issues , but remains open.Teddington, Richmond and Twickenham are among the areas hit.Trafalgar Junior School in Twickenham sent pupils home after being left without flushing toilets. Sacred Heart in Teddington was also among the schools affected.URGENT MESSAGE - please note taking immediate effect school is having to close TODAY (Wed 12th June) due to severe water shortage in Teddington area. Please make arrangements to have your child/ren collected immediately. Many thanks. pic.twitter.com/2UJMsmNDmm Sacred Heart School (@SacredHeartTedd) June 12, 2019Teddington Memorial Hospital and Teddington Health Social Care centre cancelled all their planned clinics and sessions.Engineers from Thames Water are investigating the incident at their waterworks in Hampton.Due to the @thameswater issue affecting #Teddington and surrounding areas, all planned clinics and sessions at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Teddington Health Social Care Ctr today are CANCELLED. The wards and Urgent Treatment Centre remain open at this time. HRCH NHS Trust (@HRCH_NHS) June 12, 2019 We re sorry to anyone whose water supply has been affected by a burst on a large pipe at our water works in Hampton, Thames Water said. A team of engineers are there investigating and we have more experts planning how to get water back on for our customers as soon as we possibly can. We’re sorry to anyone whose water supply has been affected by a burst on a large pipe at our water works in Hampton.

A team of engineers are there investigating and we have more experts planning how to get water back on for our customers as soon as we possibly can. Thames Water (@thameswater) June 12, 2019The water supplier added that it would make bottled water available across affected areas if the issue is not resolved within the next few hours .Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said it was unacceptable that so many people are left without water for several hours with little or no information on when supplies will be restored .He expects Thames Water to compensate those affected, he added.Other news... Passengers Stranded As All Railway Lines Between England And Scotland Are Blocked It s June And It Still Won t Stop Raining UK Will Have Net Zero Emissions By 2050, Theresa May Vows

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