St Mary Cray High Street closed for up to TWO WEEKS due to Thames Water repairs
PUBLISHED: 17:31 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:59 15 November 2017
The road closed today
Motorists and residents travelling along High Street in St Mary Cray are set for two weeks of disruption.
Thames Water engineers have arrived on site to carry out emergency repairs on a collapsed sewer pipe, with the company warning homes could be flooded without work.
Part of the road has been closed to repair the pipe, which has been blocked by “non flushable items”, Thames Water has said.
A spokesperson from Bromley council said: “It is anticipated that the High Street is expected to be closed for approximately two weeks whilst Thames Water make their emergency repairs.”
Traffic is currently being diverted via Kent Road, Cray Avenue and Station Road in both directions.
A spokesperson from Thames Water “Our work on the High Street, St Mary Cray, is emergency work to repair a collapsed sewer pipe.
“The pipe has collapsed as a result of a build-up of non-flushable items, such as wet-wipes and sanitary products being put down the toilet. This is frustrating, as these situations are totally avoidable.
“We’d like to remind people of our ‘Bin it –don’t block it’ campaign and to only flush the three p’s – pee, poo and toilet paper.
“If we don’t carry out this repair now, sewage could back up and flood homes, business and the environment, which nobody wants.”