Asda in Southampton city centre has been closed due to flooding.

A sign was put in the Western Esplanade store's front door window this morning (June 20) to announce the closure.

It said: "We apologise for our temporary closure due to a burst water pipe.

"We are working hard to resolve the situation and aim to reopen as soon as possible.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused."

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An employee told the Echo that the decision to close the store was made before they were due to open at 7am today.

Teams were working hard to fix the pipe and they hoped to reopen 'as soon as possible' - although they could not give a timeframe.

The nearest supermarket is Lidl in the High Street, and the nearest Asda stores are in Eastleigh, West End and Totton.

Asda confirmed the store reopened at 11am today.