UPDATED: Hundreds of homes in the Haylands and Binstead areas of Ryde are without water and a road has been flooded as a result of a burst water main this afternoon (Thursday).
Ashey Road in Ryde is underwater as thousands of litres of fresh water pour out of a main supply pipe outside the former Trotters Riding School.
It’s understood contractors were already working on site when the burst occurred.
Southern Water say they are investigating reports of no water in the PO33 area but have not yet been able to say how many properties have been affected.
The burst occurred at around 15:10.
Ashey Road remains open at this moment in time but Island Roads say an emergency closure is about to be put in place. Motorists will be able to divert via Carters Road and Upton Road.
UPDATE @ 16:15 – Southern Water say they have a team on site repairing the burst.
Homes and businesses should see their water supply return to normal within 3 hours. You may notice some discolouration or low pressure at first; this is completely normal when there’s been a disruption to the supply and is only temporary.
Southern Water apologise for any inconvenience caused.
UPDATE @ 19:33 – Water supply has been reinstated to hundreds – if not thousands of homes in Ryde this evening, 4 hours after the burst took place.
Ashey Road is expected to re-open shortly.