A RESIDENTIAL area in Oakridge flooded this morning after a water main burst.

South East Water has apologised after Spindle Close was submerged in water at around 7:30 this morning.

One resident told the Gazette: “It was very close to coming into people’s houses but the water has receded as they are now working on the mains.”

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Paul Mann, Distribution Manager at South East Water, said: “We are sorry to anyone impacted by a burst water main in Spindle Close, Basingstoke, earlier this morning.

“The burst on the 12-inch-diameter pipeline caused flooding to a nearby carpark and footway but our technicians have stemmed the flow of water and our teams are now working to undertake the repair.

“There is no disruption to customer water supply and repairs to the pipe and road surface will continue over the coming days. These will be carried out as quickly and safely as possible.

“We will continue to pump water out of the carpark while pipe repairs are underway.

“Unfortunately, leaks and burst like this can occur on our vast network of underground pipes, which spans more than 9,000 miles.”