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Primary school closes due to burst water main

PUBLISHED: 12:20 09 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:15 09 September 2019

Cedars Park Primary School in Stowmarket has been forced to close today. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Cedars Park Primary School in Stowmarket has been forced to close today. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

A burst water main in Stowmarket has forced Cedars Park Primary School to close its doors, and led to a busy road being closed.

The primary school in Pintail Road is one of many properties in the east of the town which has had its water supply interrupted today.

A parent, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "Cedars Park Primary School is shut all day today due to a burst pipe in Stowmarket.

"We have had texts keeping us updated of the situation saying that Anglian water have informed the school that the fault will not be repaired until 2pm so they have had to shut the school."

The closure is also detailed on the Suffolk County Council school closures website, where it states: "The school is closed on Monday 9th September as there are issues with their water supply."

According to the council website all other schools in Stowmarket, including primary schools, the high school and the children's centres were all still open and remained unaffected by the burst main.

An Anglian Water spokesman said: "Our teams are currently working to repair a burst water main in Stowupland Road in Stowmarket.

"We have moved water around our network to ensure that supply has returned to the majority of customers in the area. However, a small number of properties may experience a short interruption or low pressure while repairs continue.

"A road closure is currently in place in Stowupland Road in order to allow our teams to work safely on what is a busy road in the area. We are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible with work to repair the pipe itself still on-going.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we'd like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding while we complete these vital repairs." At 4pm today, the spokesman said supply had been returned to all but five properties.

Cedars Park Primary School was approached for comment.

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