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UPDATED: Emergency work underway after burst pipe in Rhyl forces schools to close

Published date: 19 March 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A BURST water main in Rhyl has forced the closure of a number of schools.

Ysgol Brynhedydd, Christchurch, Ysgol Emmanuel, Blessed Edward Jones High School and Project 10 &11 have all had to close due to a lack of water supply.

Welsh water have stated that they carrying out emergency repair work to a "key water main" in the town.

Water supplies are expected to return to normal later this afternoon.

Jim Grundy, Welsh Water’s North East Wales Distribution Manager, said: "We were alerted this morning to a burst on a key water main in Rhyl. We immediately sent a team to the site and are now carrying out an emergency repair. This is impacting on water supplies to customers in Rhyl, Kinmel and the Abergele areas and we apologise for any inconvenience.

"On its return, water may be discoloured water for a period of time. This is not unusual after an incident of this nature and should clear within a short period of time. We would like to assure customers we are working as quickly as possible to restore supplies to normal."

As well as schools, Rhyl Pavilion Theatre, Oak Tree Centre, Rhyl Library and toilets at Rhyl Town Hall have also had to shut.

Rhyl Tourist Information Centre was due to close at 1pm.

Any enquiries regarding the burst water main should be directed to Welsh Water.

The emergency number for Welsh Water is 0800 0520130 for the public to get the latest information about the water situation and emergency water supplies.

Further updates are also availbale via Twitter (@dwrcymru).

For more news from across the region visit newsnorthwales.co.uk

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