1. ITV Report

Several Tewkesbury schools closed due to lack of water

The first supplies of bottled water arrived at Barton Road's Morrisons after 9am. Photo: Twitter / @STWater
  • UPDATE: At 10.39am Severn Trent Water tweeted that additional supplies of bottled water are on their way to Morrisons - four lorries with 100,000 litres are due to arrive within the hour. They are also looking at setting up another site. Follow their updates here.

Several schools are closed today due to a lack of water or very low pressure in the Tewkesbury area.

Severn Trent Water have apologised, saying their teams are working to "get things back to normal".

We're using drones to find where the burst is and we now even have a helicopter out.

We know how difficult it is to have no water, and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience this will be causing.

– Severn Trent Water

Bottled water is being supplied to customers for collection from the Morrisons on Barton Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 8AB until 10pm.

People queue at the bottled water site on Barton Lane. Credit: ITV West Country

We’d like to reassure our customers that at the same time as finding and fixing the burst pipe, we’re doing everything we can to get the water supplies back on as soon as we can.

– Severn Trent Water

The water supplier say they are also taking water into the area using their "fleet of tankers" and will work to deliver bottled water to vulnerable customers.

Their 24-hour emergency contact line is: 0800 783 4444

The list of schools that are shut can be viewed here.