Motorists asked to take care on flooded A12 in Lowestoft
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Motorists are being asked to take care on a flooded stretch of the A12 in Lowestoft as engineers work to repair a burst pipe.
Water erupted through the concrete at the Ocean Hand Car Wash in Battery Green Road at about 9.30am this morning, causing flooding on the car wash forecourt, which spilled onto the road and threatened nearby businesses.
Police arrived quickly on the scene and put out sandbags in front of J.N Kitchens and the adjoining Narborough House to protect them from the deluge.
An Essex and Suffolk Water spokesman said engineers were currently repairing a damaged six inch pipe on the site of the car wash and the work was expected to be completed today.
She said that businesses at Lowestoft fish dock could be experiencing low water pressure and Essex and Suffolk Water was working closely with them to update them on the progress of the repair.
She added that there was a lot of water on the road and urged motorists to be mindful of that when travelling passed the scene.
Mr Ylber, manager of the hand car wash, said the leak had just appeared out of the ground.
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He added: 'Friday and Saturday are busy days for us but no one is going to come when they see all the water. There is no space to park cars. We have lost so much business.'
Julian Narborough, of J.N Kitchens, said: 'The water hasn't come in yet but we are waiting in anticipation.
'We have had excellent service from the police. They have saved the day.'