VIDEO: Dramatic moment burst manhole cover sends water overflowing into Sheffield street

This is the moment a burst manhole cover sent water overflowing into a Sheffield street.

The incident happened in Ashdell Road, Broomhill, at about 7am yesterday morning and residents claimed it was still leaking today.

The burst water main.

The burst water main.

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Reader Michael Casapieri, who captured the video and took the picture, said it seemed like a "terrible waste of water" when the country is in the middle of a heatwave.

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This comes just days after another burst water main sent water shooting 30ft into the air in Woodseats Road, Woodseats.

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The burst water main in Woodseats.

The burst water main in Woodseats.

A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “A team is on site now carrying out the repair to the burst on Ashdell Road caused by recent road resurfacing.

"We’ve had to use specialist techniques to isolate the part of the water main that has burst which has meant the repair has taken longer than usual.

"But, this has allowed us to make sure that customers supplies were not affected. We hope to have the pipe fixed as quickly as possible.”