Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Bolton-upon-Dearne burst leaves 3,500 without water

Almost 3,500 people were left without water after a mains pipe burst in a village in South Yorkshire.

Supplies to homes in Bolton-upon-Dearne, near Barnsley, were disrupted when a pipe in Dearne Road ruptured in the early hours of Saturday.

Yorkshire Water restored supplies to about 3,000 people by mid-afternoon, but 400 customers were still cut off.

A spokesman said engineers were working "as hard as possible" and he expected supplies to be back later on Saturday.

The spokesman said: "We recognise that a huge number of people have been affected and we apologise to them for their disruption.

"However, we would like to reassure them that we are working as hard as possible to get supplies restored."

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