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Flooding in Offord Road closes schools and roads

Six fire engines and 40 firefighters from Islington, Euston, Shoreditch, Soho working to stop the flood

29 October, 2018

Firefighters gathered at the Offord Road burst pipe this morning 

HOMES were flooded because of a burst pipe which saw water streaming down Offord Road to Caledonian Road this morning.

Thornhill Primary School was closed this morning while two other primary schools have been left without water, according to local councillor Paul Convery.

Hundreds of homes have also been left without running water while Thames Water fixes the pipe.

Caledonian Road was closed to traffic while firefighters searched basements for people unable to get out of their homes.

Thames Water apologised and blamed a burst 12-inch water pipe. They added: “Getting this fixed and returned back to normal is a top priority, and we will have a full team in the area to support any customers impacted.”

An Islington Council spokesman said: “We’ve been working this morning with the fire brigade, police and Thames Water to help deal with a water leak in Offord Road. “We’ve been laying sandbags, closed some local roads at the request of police and now we are bringing fresh drinking water to vulnerable people living nearby.”

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