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Part of Wiltshire without water after main bursts

Wessex Water says supplies will probably be affected until lunchtime. Credit: PA

People in the Westbury area of Wiltshire could be without a water supply for most of the morning after a water main burst last night.

Wessex Water Engineers have been working throughout the night to fix the damaged pipe.

The company says it is arranging for bottled water to be available in two central locations in the Westbury area.

While we were able to temporarily restore water supply during the night, due to demand first thing this morning we were unable to maintain supplies for all customers. We apologise to customers in the area and thank everyone for their patience.

– Ashlea Lane, Wessex Water

Any customer that requires water for medical purposes should call Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600.