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Raw sewage pours down high street
8:00am Friday 22nd March 2013 in Andover
RAW sewage ran down Andover town centre on market day – for the second time in five weeks.
Pedestrians had to pick their way through the mess as it seeped from manhole covers in Union Street and flowed down into the market and High Street last Thursday afternoon.
Southern Water apologised for the sewage, blaming it on a build-up of cooking fats.
However, Dave Stanbridge, who owns Tip Top Balloons in Union Street, claimed that the same thing happened on 7 February this year and several times before that.
He said: “It has happened quite a few times, and this was the worst I have known it.
“I noticed it flooding and called the water board. It has forced up a couple of manhole covers right through the market and behind.
“It’s a nightmare. We are all losing trade as people are avoiding it.”
Read the full story in today's paper.