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Harrow road closure: Huge water outburst in Marsh Lane

Residents in Marsh Lane, Stanmore were taken by surprise in the early hours of this morning when a massive amount of water erupted from the ground, causing major disruptions to the area.

The incident resulted from a burst water main, leading to the road blockage in both directions at Church Lane.

As a result, commuters are facing significant disruptions in their daily routines.

The affected routes include 340 and N98 buses, both of which have been forced to alter their usual paths. Route 340 southbound has been diverted from The Broadway at Marsh Lane, London Road, Stonegrove Road, Station Road, and vice versa.

Meanwhile, Route N98 is curtailed to Queensbury station following the route record.

Harrow Council tweeted: “Please be aware that diversions are in place due to burst water mains at the following locations: Marsh Lane, Junction of Old Church Lane – Honeypot Lane, Junction with Crowshot Avenue.

“Emergency services and partners on scene stop water flow and start emergency repairs.”

Residents and commuters are advised to exercise caution and consider alternative routes until the issue is resolved.

Affinity Water has confirmed that they are currently dealing with an interruption to the water supply in Stanmore, Edgware, and Harrow, affecting areas with postal codes HA7, HA8, HA6, HA3, and WD3.

To restore supply, water is being redirected from other areas, but this may result in lower water pressure during the ongoing repairs. A repair team is actively working at the site on Marsh Lane/Green Verges to resolve the problem as quickly as possible. They have provided updates at 04:40 and will issue another update after 08:40.

Update at 11:20am: The team is currently on site digging the area and repairing the pipes. There should be no impact on water supply and another update will be provided after 1:40pm this afternoon.