Lincolnshire

About 200 Lincolnshire homes still without water

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Image caption More than 1,000 homes were initially affected by the water mains burst on Sunday

About 200 homes in Lincolnshire are still without water after a mains pipe burst on Sunday.

Residents living in Wolds villages near Horncastle are being supplied with water from bottles and tankers.

Regan Harris from Anglian Water said the fracture was difficult to fix as the pipe was located underneath the River Bain.

She said it was a "major repair" and could give no timescale as to when the water supply would be back to normal.

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Ms Harris said she understood that people were "frustrated" at the delay.

"We're really sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to people and we are working to do all we can to get this back to normal as quickly as possible," she said.

"This is not the norm for us; this is a big, big repair."

The initial incident cut off water to more than 1,000 properties.

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