Watch: Firefighters tackle burst water pipe in Aston, Birmingham, as three people rescued from cars

Thousands were left without a water and three people were rescued as roads were flooded on Aston Hall Road in Aston, Birmingham, this morning (Wednesday, June 14)

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Around 5,000 were left without a water supply yesterday morning (Wednesday, June 14) when a water pipe burst on Aston Hall Road in Aston, Birmingham.

West Midlands Fire Service attended the incident at around 6am as roads were shut and buses diverted as routes became flooded. Firefighters said they rescued three people from cars that were stranded in the floods which also left several businesses inaccessible.

Severn Trent issued alerts to customers who were without water supplies until midday. They warned that some may experience water discolouration once supplies were returned as engineers moved water around the network - the discolouration is temporary.

Roads were closed as the incident was dealt with and Lichfield Road at the junction with Aston Hall Road remains closed this morning (Thursday, June 15) with West Midlands Roads advising people to expect delays and congestion in the area.

Drone footage from West Midlands Police shows the extent of the floods which poured across the tarmac. Cllr Majid Mahmod thanked the emergency services for tackling the escaped water and keeping everyone safe - calling them heroes