07 November 2019 10:43
A BURST water main has closed a road and is affecting homes and schools in south Hereford this morning. Many residents in the Belmont, Newton Farm, Redhill, Whitecross, Putson, Hinton, Hunderton and King's Acre areas of Hereford have this morning reported that they have no water. St Martin's and Riverside primary schools have confirmed they are closed. Marlbrook and Blackmarston schools are also understood to be closed. The Hereford Academy will be closed for Years 7, 8 and 9 today, but open as normal for Years 10 and 11.
Whitecross School has confirmed the school remains open to all pupils this morning. A Welsh Water spokesperson confirmed the major leak from a burst trunk main in the HR2 area was reported at around 1.30am this morning. Workmen are currently on scene at Hoarwithy Road. The burst main is likely to impact on customers throughout the day, and the road has been closed. "We will be liaising with key sites in the area including schools and providing bottled water directly to those vulnerable customers in the area such as those on dialysis, on our additional needs register," a Welsh Water spokesperson said. "We wish to apologise again for this and wish to assure you that we are doing everything we can to put things right and restore drinking water supplies as quickly as possible."Photo by Emma Caine. We're dealing with a burst water main which means that customers in south Hereford may have no water. Really sorry about this and we're on site now. For more information and updates, please go to pic.twitter.com/fM7ypeEWyP — Welsh Water (@DwrCymru) November 7, 2019 The situation across the city today. Image: Welsh Water