Flooded road reopens to traffic

Police closed a section of Xingang Road after a burst waterpipe led to flooding. The incident was blamed on aging pipes and repairs were made overnight.

A section of Xingang Road in Hongkou District that was blocked by flooding from a burst waterpipe reopened to traffic on Tuesday morning.

The waterpipe burst around 10am on Monday. Within 10 minutes, the road was inundate. During the flooding, Hongkou traffic police blocked traffic between Hongzhen Old Street and Tianbao Road.

The Shanghai Water Authority said the waterpipes were laid in 1977, and the burst was caused by aging of the pipes.

The failed pipe was used for water delivery between water resource and water plant, so water consumption by nearby residents was not impacted, the authority added.

The water supply company repaired the broken pipe and paved the road over night. Traffic was restored during rush hours on Tuesday.

Flooded road reopens to traffic
Ti Gong

Xingang Road was flooded after an underground pipeline burst on Monday.

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