Two Jesmond roads reopen after floods
Two Jesmond roads, which were closed due to burst water mains this past week, have now reopened.
On Wednesday morning residents on Jesmond Dene Road awoke to water flooding out of a burst pipe on their street. The floodwaters damaged allotments, houses and garages, and caused a road closure that remained in place at least in part until Sunday afternoon.
— Paul M Greenhalgh (@PaulMGreenhalgh) May 17, 2017
The Jesmond Dene Road flood also submerged Metro lines between South Gosforth and Jesmond, causing chaos for commuters, and resulting in at least some Newcastle High School for Girls pupils to be late for important GCSE exams.
GCSE girls, please do not worry if are delayed on Metro this am You will still have the full time for your exam. Keep calm & see you soon.
— NewcastleHighSchool (@NewcastleHigh) May 17, 2017
Two days later, a separate incident resulted in water flooding onto Jesmond Road.
Residents living above Rehill’s told JesmondLocal there were three fire engines and Northumbria Police at the scene. They described the road as “hectic” and said it appeared to be very stressful.
A member of staff at The Corner, who was working late on Friday, said that police had advised her to leave the premises due to rising water levels. She told JesmondLocal that water was covering the wheels of cars. Both residents and businesses including Rehill’s said their water supply was unaffected.
A spokesperson for Northumbrian Water said that the company “worked through Friday night to repair a burst water main on Jesmond Road, Newcastle.” They added that the team “were supported by Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service in removing the water from the street before working through the night to make the repair.
The spokesperson apologised for both incidents, saying that “we are very sorry for the continued inconvenience to customers and commuters and thank them for their patience and understanding.