A bump in the road … has now become a hole!Posted: July 8, 2015
After about fifteen minutes they stopped … and began preparing to go, leaving a hole full of broken-up tarmac and mud.
I asked them what was happening, and they informed me that the cause of the bump was due to some form of water leak, and that they did not have the necessary equipment to do a repair. They showed me how bad the situation was … and it was apparent that the surface underneath the tarmac is saturated with water. One of the members of the crew was adamant that the damage had to be due to a water leak, and was dismissive of Thames Water’s assurances that there were no water leaks in the area.
They have now reported the situation to the local council … who will no doubt get in contact with Thames Water about the non-existent ‘leak’. In the meantime the road width is restricted, and we are half expecting that someone from Transport for London (TfL) will turn up sometime soon because the local buses are having problems getting through the narrow gap that is left.
More news as it happens!