Water main break floods Badhoevedorp

Badhoevedorp flooding
A burst water main flooded several streets in Badhoevedorp on July 16, 2014 (Paul Ariese/Twitter). A burst water main flooded several streets in Badhoevedorp on July 16, 2014 (Paul Ariese/Twitter)

Sever streets in Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland, were flooded following a water main break under the street. The ruptured water main lies under Burgemeester Amersfoordtlaan and led to ankle-deep water around the area, reports broadcaster Nos.

Water management firm WaterNet responded after the morning flooding to patch up the leaky pipe. The water has mostly subsided in the hours since the repair work.

The cause of the burst pipe is still being investigated.

Just over 11,000 people live in Badhoevedorp. The town is situated in between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport in Haarlemmermeer.

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