Water main collapses in central city

A water main collapsed in central Dunedin this afternoon.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokeswoman said firefighters were called to Leith St about 1pm, after reports of a water main collapsing.

Water entered several business premises, and Fenz cordoned off Leith and Harrow Sts.

Dunedin station officer Blair Harcus said crews had helped with pumping water, sandbagging at nearby businesses, and traffic management.

The Dunedin City Council had been told, the spokeswoman said.

Less than a month ago a suspected burst water main caused surface flooding on St Andrew and Leith Sts.

Photo: Daisy Hudson
Photo: Daisy Hudson

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