1,000 Worcestershire homes lose water supplies after pipes burst

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Some 1,000 properties in Worcestershire were without water for nearly 24 hours after two water mains burst.

Severn Trent said they were notified of the problem in the Tenbury Wells area on Saturday morning.

Engineers have been unable to fix the pipes, located at Newnham Bridge and Bayton, because of the recent flooding.

A spokesperson for the water company said the majority of homes had been re-connected by 09:00 BST after supplies were rediverted from elsewhere.

They said the problem was caused by "two burst water mains, one of which is located under Newnham Bridge on Featherbed Lane and the other in flood-locked fields in Bayton".

"This flooding has hindered our ability to precisely locate the actual bursts but we are still persevering," the spokesperson added.

The cause of the burst pipes is yet to be established.

The area around the Teme valley was hit by localised flooding after heavy rainfall overnight on Friday.

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