Burst water main shuts schools and hits 4,000 homes

Four schools were closed and 4,000 homes were left without water by a burst water main in Abergavenny.

Welsh Water said it had been working overnight to repair the main, which had been "damaged by a third party".

Monmouthshire council said King Henry VIII (both sites), Ysgol Y Fenni, Our Lady and St Michael's RC schools were closed on Tuesday.

Most homes affected had their water supply restored, but 1,600 were still waiting for repairs.

A Welsh Water spokesperson said: "This initially impacted supplies to over 4,000 customers.

"We have worked overnight and managed to restore supplies to most customers.

"This has involved using tankers to put water into the network and reconfiguring the drinking water locally."

They apologised for those left without water, adding it was "a challenging repair".

Bottled water has been provided to affected residents.