Water supply restored to hundreds of homes
Water supplies were restored to hundreds of homes in Suffolk after a water main was damaged in Holbrook leaving residents cut off and four schools closed.
HUNDREDS of homes in Suffolk were left without water and four schools closed early after a mains pipe was damaged in Holbrook.
Anglian Water was alerted to the problem at 11.30am today and turned the water off for an hour before re-routing it and turning it back on.
About 45 homes were affected and children were sent home from Shotley Primary, Chelmondiston Primary, Holbrook Primary and Holbrook High.
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The water supply was switched off again at 3pm while engineers worked to repair the damaged pipe and resume normal service, this time impacting on 400 homes.
A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said that water was back on by 9pm.
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All four schools are expected to open as normal tomorrow, a spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said.