Tyne & Wear

Hundreds of homes in Durham without water

Hundreds of people in an area of north Durham are without water due to a pressure problem.

Northumbrian Water said households in the Gilesgate and Framwellgate Moor areas had been "temporarily" cut off.

Spokesman Alistair Baker said they had had about 100 calls from householders reporting problems and engineers were restoring supplies.

Norman Myer, of Bearpark village, said he had been without water since Sunday morning.

He said: "I've been told it is affecting homes within a seven mile radius, some of my neighbours are off."

Mr Baker said there was a fault with the computer system controlling water pressure and homes would be reconnected "shortly".

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