Repair work ends at Bromley Common with Thames Water "expecting the road to be reopened this afternoon"
PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 12 July 2017
The road was closed on Friday following a burst
Travel chaos caused by a water main which burst in Bromley Common last week is set to end today.
Thames Water have confirmed repairs to the 18 inch pipe which burst on Friday has finished, with engineers hopeful the road could be reopened to motorists this afternoon.
During the burst, bottles of water were handed out to residents, with Biggin Hill Primary and Charles Darwin School both closing after losing their water pressure.
“Every available member of Thames Water staff” was sent to the return the area’s water supply, as the fix was deemed the utility company’s priority.
A spokesperson said: ““We’re really sorry about the situation, it couldn’t come at a worst time given the weather.”
Water supplies have reportedly been restored, with any residents still affected asked to visit www.thameswater.co.uk