Around 2,500 households are still without water supplies in Pocklington due to a burst water main.
Engineers are working to fix the pipe which is under a field. Residents are bring given bottled water from collection points in the town.
We sincerely apologise to the customers in Pocklington and some surrounding areas who have been left without water for many hours. We want to reassure local people that we are doing everything we can to restore supplies as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, official bottled water collection points have now been established at The Oval (Pocklington) and Pocklington Fire Station to help us manage proceedings. We would urge people to use the bottled water supplies sparingly, as it is not known how long it may take to repair the burst main. Fresh supplies of bottled water will be arriving at these sites at approximately 11am and will be replenished throughout the day. Vulnerable customers are being contacted directly with bottled water being delivered directly to their homes.
At least two schools in Pocklington are closed this morning due to problems with the water supply.
Woldgate School and Pocklington Infant School have apologised for the disruption caused to students.
It comes after more than 5,000 people in the East Yorkshire town were left without water overnight. There were also problems in North Yorkshire postcodes.
Yorkshire Water, which handed out bottled water, said the problem had been caused by a burst water main which was proving 'very difficult to locate.'
We sincerely apologise to the approximately 5,000 customers in Pocklington and some surrounding areas who have been left without water for many hours. We want to reassure local people that we are doing everything we can to restore supplies as quickly as possible.
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Members will ask the European Parliament to allow governments to support steel production and take action against cheap imports.
The British government has asked the EU to approve UK support for "energy intensive industries", with Conservative MEPs urging the EU to approve the scheme quickly.
Meanwhile Labour MEPs are expected to support a report by French Socialist, Edouard Martin, calling for the EU to allow governments to prop-up an industry in towns where the steel factory is the main employer.
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Yorkshire Water are delivering bottled water to the Pocklington area, after residents were left without water today.
Yorkshire Water is arranging to drop off pallets of water, after people in North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire were left without water today.
People living in the postcodes Y041 (Stamford Bridge), Y042 (Pocklington) and YO43 (Market Weighton) have been affected by a burst pipe.
#YO41/42 Apologies,our engineers inform us that supplies are unlikely to be restored before midnight.Updates on Bottled water to follow.^MH
Yorkshire Water says the service is unlikely to be restored before midnight.
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Luke Graves, of no fixed address, has not been reported missing before.
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