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Burst water main closes two schools in Presteigne, Powys

John Beddoes campus of Newtown High School Image copyright Google

Two Powys schools have been closed for the day because of a "utilities failure", believed to be a burst water main.

Presteigne Primary, which has 172 pupils and the John Beddoes campus of Newtown High School were both shut on Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Presteigne Primary said the decision was taken after locals were told there would be no water supplies for the morning.

Welsh Water has been asked to comment.

A Powys council spokesman described the problem as "a utilities failure".

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