Flooded Crayford town centre could be closed for up to a week

PUBLISHED: 11:58 01 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:22 01 May 2013

Crayford town centre is still closed after a water main burst more than 24 hours ago - and parts of the town may stay closed for up to a week.

Bus routes 96, 428 and 492 were subject to diversions after a pipe burst between Roman Way and Station Road at 2am.

Thames Water engineers have been battling the flooding near Crayford Town Hall and Crayford Road is closed in both directions.

A Thames Water spokesman said: “The A207 Crayford Road in Dartford is shut in both directions between the Station Road and Roman Way junctions after a 12-inch water main burst yesterday.

“This flooded the carriageway and badly damaged the road surface.

“Engineers worked through the night to fix the pipe and water has now been restored to all of our customers.

“We are working with TFL and Bexley Borough Council to rebuild the road surface.

“The road will remain closed and buses will continue to be diverted as we finish off this repair.

“We are really sorry to everyone affected by this incident.

“We are working to get the road reopened as soon as possible.”

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