Rushden school closed due to burst water main

A school has had to close and a road closure is in place after problems with a burst water main.

Anglian Water is trying to fix the problem
Anglian Water is trying to fix the problem

Alfred Street Junior School in Rushden is closed today (Tuesday) following problems with water supply in the town.

Anglian Water has apologised to people affected by the problem and is working to get it fixed.

A statement on the Anglian Water website says: “We’re really sorry but some customers in Rushden may have very low water pressure or no water at all.

“We’ve got a burst main in your area that we’re working hard to get fixed so that we can get your supply back to normal as soon as possible.

“Our team have arrived on site and a road closure is required on College Street whilst we undertake the repair.”

Anglian Water had said it was hoping to have the issue resolved by midday today, although the estimate has now been extended to 4pm.

A message posted on the school website says: “The school will be closed today as there is a burst water main and we have no water.

“The school should be open tomorrow.”