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MOBIUS
19-06-2007, 15:25:35
A bra and a pair of knickers have been blamed for a flood and road collapse in County Durham.

Northumbrian Water said the underwear was flushed down a toilet and caused a blockage in a sewage pipe in Middleton-St-George, near Darlington.

Heavy rain, together with a build up of grease and fat, caused the pipe to burst and the road above to collapse.

The road will remain closed for days and Northumbrian Water estimates repairs will cost more than 15,000.

The company has now urged residents to think carefully about what they flush away.

'Offending items'

A spokeswoman said: "If the underwear had not been flushed down the toilet, this would not have happened. It was very irresponsible behaviour.


These pipes are not designed to carry bras and knickers
Northumbrian Water spokeswoman

"When we dug down to inspect the damage, we found a bra and knickers had snagged itself across the nine-inch diameter of the pipe.

"There was also a heavy build-up of grease and fat, which contributed to the situation. We were forced to repair a 2m section of sewer and a 10m section of road was affected.

"These pipes are not designed to carry bras and knickers."

The spokeswoman said it was impossible to trace the owners of the underwear.

She added: "Unfortunately no-one wants to even touch the offending items. They will remain bagged for a time and then disposed of properly."

:lol:

At least they are getting abreast of the situation and hopefully the delays will be relatively brief...

MoSe
19-06-2007, 15:49:04
*GROIN*

mr_G
19-06-2007, 15:53:11
was it your mum?

Provost Harrison
21-06-2007, 12:42:28
Originally posted by MOBIUS
:lol:

At least they are getting abreast of the situation and hopefully the delays will be relatively brief...

:lol:

MDA
21-06-2007, 15:00:32
:lol:

Oerdin
22-06-2007, 11:44:23
I'm betting some guy was cheating on his girlfriend and the tramp left her underwear in the house. The guy then panicked and flushed them.

Funko
22-06-2007, 11:46:06
I assumed someone had killed a woman and was disposing of the evidence.

MDA
22-06-2007, 12:03:24
spend less time talking with Venom!

Nav
22-06-2007, 12:06:44
I assumed someone had shat their knickers and run out of toilet paper.

Funko
22-06-2007, 12:23:56
So why did they flush their bra?

mr_B
22-06-2007, 12:25:36
it's an equal rights thingy

btw i think that only woman with nice breast can be equal

Funko
22-06-2007, 12:26:18
I think that only a tall man can be equal.

mr_B
22-06-2007, 12:26:46
tall in the dutch way or just tall

Funko
22-06-2007, 12:27:03
Either one.

mr_B
22-06-2007, 12:27:26
then i agree

Funko
22-06-2007, 12:27:57
Is your face at dutch breast height?

MoSe
22-06-2007, 12:30:01
but a dutch-tall dutchman is dutch-equal only in dutchland

btw, does a dutcher sell dutch-meat?

Funko
22-06-2007, 12:31:35
Oh god.

I sent mr_B a message on MSN warning him not to read that post.

italian boyscout
22-06-2007, 12:33:06
Originally posted by MoSe
but a dutch-tall dutchman is dutch-equal only in dutchland

btw, does a dutcher sell dutch-meat? "Would you like to buy my meat?"

Miss Information
22-06-2007, 12:33:09
I wish you had sent me a message too

mr_B
22-06-2007, 12:34:34
Originally posted by Funko
Oh god.

I sent mr_B a message on MSN warning him not to read that post. well he is on ignore so i don't maaind

mr_B
22-06-2007, 12:38:51
damn that boyscout he revealed MoSe's thread, i hate that boytje