Damage to pipework in Avenida Juan Carlos I floods a section of this avenue and other roads in Mérida

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Yesterday, around 8 a.m., a fibre cement supply pipeline measuring 150 mm in diameter accidentally ruptured in Avenida Juan Carlos I, at the junction with Calle Sagrajas. The Spanish water services company, Aqualia, informed the newspaper HOY that, to avoid loss of water and in order to enable repair work to be carried out – which involved erecting signs and securing the area, and tracing, identifying, and replacing the damaged section of pipework – the company had to temporarily cut off the water supply to the houses and businesses in that avenue. Owing to the major challenges which the engineers encountered while working to identify the problem, it was announced that the water supply would be restored over the course of the afternoon yesterday. The manhole covers had to be lifted as a result of the problem, which flooded a large area of this road. It must be taken into account that Calle Sagrajas is a cul-de-sac with several underground car parks. This slowed down traffic in the avenue for several hours. Local police officers were the first to arrive on the scene, opening the manhole covers to reduce the water level.

HOY, Damage to pipework in Avenida Juan Carlos I floods a section of this avenue and other roads in Mérida: https://www.hoy.es/merida/fuga-agua-inunda-20190916103005-nt.html, retrieved on   24/09/2019.

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