A burst water main which caused muddy water to gush out onto one of Borehamwood's busiest streets has been fixed.

The leak in Theobald Street yesterday afternoon was so bad, it caused considerable damage to the road surface.

Temporary traffic lights remain near the junction of Stratfield Road to restore the road surface.

Late afternoon yesterday, residents living in Holme Park, Theobald Street, Red Road, Markham Close, Stratfield Road, and Gables Avenue were asked by Affinity Waterto try and conserve water and avoid using appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.

Some may have also experienced issues with their water supply as a result of the burst.

Workers spent the evening repairing the damaged section of pipework.

Affinity Water sent out an update at 8am this morning saying it had successfully repaired the burst water main and anticipated full restoration of water supplies.

An Affinity Water spokesperson said: "We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by a burst water main in Theobold Street, Borehamwood on Thursday August 15.

"Our technicians attended the site and completed the repairs the same day. We have not had any reports or detected other leaks on our water mains along Theobold Street.

"A lane closure with three-way traffic lights is currently in place to ensure the safety of commuters and contractors working to restore the road surface."

"We would like to thank customers for their patience during this time."