Formby By Pass closed due to
burst water main
FORMBY By Pass was closed on
31 May 2017 after a burst water main flooded
the North bound lane and the neighbouring allotments. The 1st sign of problems
where seen around 6am as residents in Formby lost water pressure and a growing
flood was spotted on the Formby By Pass. The Police and local Council blocked
off the road as the standing water grow bigger and bigger, at one stage
remembering seeing the major road looking more a river or a lake than a road.
Gardeners on the allotments looked on in disbelief as their hard work was
drowned by the creeping water. 1 gardener said:- "Only the rhubarb will
survive this. I don't know what to say. We all put in lots of work to get our
vegetables and plants to grow. Now its being washed away and its not the 1st
time this has happened!" For households in Formby, the water came back
on at around 1pm for most, but water coming out of taps was slower than usual
for some time, as pressure built up again in the system. Sadly hopes that the
repairs, would see the road opened quickly, but inspectors found the work to fix
the problem where more complex and as a result the North bound lane was closed
and re-routed through Formby Village. This has lead to travel issues within the
Village. United Utilities told us that:- "We're sorry for the trouble this
may be causing you and our team of engineers are working as fast as they can.
The incident log for the burst is:- 330095780."