PROPERTIES on a main road were flooded when a drain began gushing sewage.
The drain, at the rear of properties on Maelor Road, Johnstown, suddenly began gushing water up to a level of three foot on Thursday evening.
Raw sewage flooded the conservatory of one tenant and filled up the basement of a shop.
The drain was still pouring sewage across the back yard of properties throughout Friday.
Sion Roberts, 45, who carries out property maintenance for the landlord, said: “It was gushing out about three foot high with the force of the water. It’s been gushing all night.”
He said the landlord had been called by a tenant whose conservatory was under a foot of foul water pouring in from the drain in the yard next door.
“He helped bucket it out,” he said. “He was here a good few hours. It was just backing up, it had nowhere to go.
“It’s ruined their conservatory suite.”
The fire service was called at about 10pm to help pump out the water. They opened up a drain to let the waste water escape.
“The neighbours came out to help, because it’s their yard too,” Mr Roberts said.
“They said it was cascading down the road last night. (Thursday)
“In 12 years I’ve never known anything like it here. It’s even flooded the cellar in the shop. I’m in there painting and the cellar is full of water.”
The empty shop premises, underneath Key to Beauty beauty parlour, was being done up to rent out, he said, but the basement was still used for storage.
“The last guy who moved out asked if he could leave some of his stuff here – well, that’s all still down there,” he said, pointing at a storage container lid floating in the water.
A spokesman for Welsh Water said on Friday: “A blockage occurred in the sewerage network last night, which affected Maelor Street, Wrexham.
“We dispatched a team who removed the blockage and are carrying out a clean up of the area affected. We anticipate that the work will be completed this evening.
“We would like to thank residents for their cooperation while we’ve carried out this work.”