More than 3,500 householders in Thorne, near Doncaster, are being advised to boil their tap water until at least tomorrow, as contamination fears continue.
The alarm was raised yesterday afternoon, after high levels of bacteria were found in some samples. Yorkshire Water says tests are still being carried out but the company is not yet content that the supply is without risk.
Yorkshire Water says residents in the Thorne area of Doncaster must continue to boil their drinking water.
It follows a warning issued on Friday afternoon that high levels of bacteria had been found in the water supply. The water company said yesterday that after extensive tests the situation was not as bad as first feared, but that drinking water must be boiled until further notice.
Residents in parts of Doncaster who have been without tap water since yesterday afternoon have now been told it's safe to use if boiled.Read the full story ›
More than 3,500 homes and properties in South Yorkshire are currently with without tap water after a contamination scare.
The alarm was raised in Thorne, near Doncaster, yesteday afternoon, after high levels of bacteria were found in water samples. Teams from Yorkshire Water have been working through the night to try to solve the problem and dozens of gallons of water have been delivered to residents in the streets.
Yorkshire Water spokesman Richard Sears said: "We recognise the enormous inconvenience it is causing our customers."
Very concerned for residents who can't drink water because of contamination in parts of Moorends. In touch with @yorkshirewater (1/2)
Yorkshire Water says the tap water in Thorne, near Doncaster, is still not fit to drink after a contamination scare.Read the full story ›
High levels of bacteria have been detected in the local water supply in parts of Thorne in Doncaster.Read the full story ›
Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from home in South Yorkshire.
Christopher French, 31, was last seen at 10.30pm yesterday, when he left his home in the Warmsworth area of Doncaster in a red Ford Focus.
He is 5ft 8ins tall and was last seen wearing a white jacket with a green leaf pattern, navy blue shorts and white Nike trainers. Anyone with information should call 101.
One lane is closed and there are reports of queueing traffic southbound on the A1(M) at Doncaster due to a crash.
It happened between junction 38 A638 / A1 Doncaster By-Pass (Red House) and junction 37 A635 Barnsley Road (Marr).
Motorists are being advised to approach with care.