A PIPE burst in a residential area in Basingstoke sent a torrent of water through the neighbourhood, leaving residents facing a soggy afternoon and disrupted water supplies.

The pipe, located on Queen Mary Avenue near Brocas Drive, burst at around 1pm on Thursday, January 4, causing significant damage to footpaths and roads.

Motorists were forced to drive through a footpath because of flooding on the road.

South East Water shut off the supply to allow for repairs, but the disruption left several residents high and dry.

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Aloka Perera, a resident living near the pipe burst, told the Gazette that the water supply to his house had been cut.

"I went for a shower when I realised we had no water," he said.

"The pressure dropped suddenly, and then it was just gone."

Adding to the frustration, heavy rain throughout the afternoon hampered repair efforts and worsened the flooding.

Check out the gallery above to view pictures of the flooding.

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Another resident, who didn't want his name published, described the scene in his garden with dismay.

"I saw the road before the rain started and wondered why there was so much water," he said.

"There's about four inches of water in my garden now. I think all the mud from this water burst must have killed all the fish in my pond."

Paul Mann, regional network manager for South East Water, said: “We’re sorry to customers in the Queen Mary Avenue area of Basingstoke who may have experienced low pressure or no water as a result of a burst main.

“As soon as we became area of the issue, our expert technicians were dispatched to the site, and the main has now been repaired.

“We’re sorry for the disruption caused.”