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The flooding caused major chaos during Friday afternoon and the evening rush hour, with traffic at a standstill and buses diverted. At the moment bus companies are saying the 50 and 35 could continue to be diverted during Saturday - which is market day in Kings Heath.
However Severn Trent are hopeful the repairs can be completed on Friday night.
"After the contractors fixing the lights damaged our pipes we tried to carry out a repair 'under pressure' but that could have made the problem worse," a Severn Trent spokesperson told b14kingsheath. She said the risk that local shops and homes would have lost their water supply to add to the traffic chaos.
Instead, at least seven mains valves will need to be shut off - and some of these are under the road where traffic was queuing.
She said the water supplier would re-zone the mains on Friday evening, so that no-one would be without water and that a repair should be under way by 10pm.
"All being well, we should have it sorted overnight," she said.
The problem is at the junction between the High Street / Alcester Road South and Vicarage Road. The area is due to be busy on Saturday morning with the monthly Farmers' Market at the Village Square and a celebration of World Labyrinth Day.
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