Homes flooded as water main bursts

Bluff Road in Melbourne’s south-east was under a metre of water this morning after the water main burst. Courtesy: 9 News

A number of homes have been flooded after a water main burst on street in south-east Melbourne.

The pipe burst on Bluff Road at the intersection to Wichkam Road in Hampton East, unleashing a deluge that saw the street as much as one metre underwater this morning, Victoria’s State Emergency Service told 9News.

Six nearby homes were flooded and Bluff Road has been closed between Linacre Road and Thorburn Street with traffic management on site directing cars away from the area.

Melbourne’s South East Water has apologised to residents whose homes were flooded, saying their crews are currently on site working to urgently resolve the issue.

“We’re working with these customers to clear the water and to have the properties cleaned up and any repairs made as soon as possible,” South East Water’s General Manager of Customer Service Delivery, Terry Schubach, told 9News.

“We’re sorry about the damage the burst has caused.”

The water supply to the area has been turned off while crews work to fix the damaged pipes.