Schools closed due to water issues in Finedon and Irthlingborough

Five schools have been affected

Five schools have been affected

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A burst water main led to the closure of five schools today.

Problems with water supplies in the Finedon and Irthlingborough area this morning led to the closure of Finedon Infants School, Finedon Mulso Junior School, Huxlow Science College, Irthlingborough Junior School and Irthlingborough Nursery and Infants School.

But a spokesman for Anglian Water said the burst water main had now been fixed, several hours after the problem first arose.

The spokesman added: “It is all fixed now and the mains are recharging.

“Everyone should be back onto the water fairly soon.”

Residents are advised to run their taps for a while in case the water is cloudy when it first comes through.

For up-to-date information on the school closures, go to the county council website.