Water shortage after pipe bursts in Cumbria

A burst main has closed a north Cumbria school and left about 280 homes without water.

Homes in Boothby between Lanercost and Brampton have been affected, a spokesman for United Utilities said.

Water supplies were expected to be restored to most homes by Thursday evening.

Lees Hill Primary closed early as a result and United Utilities has apologised for the disruption caused by the burst pipe.

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