Thousands of homes in Elland left without water

Thousands of homes in Elland have been left without water because of a burst water pipe in Elland this morning (Friday).

Yorkshire Water is currently on site trying to fix the problem on Elland Lane and have apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Water leak on Elland Lane, Elland.

Water leak on Elland Lane, Elland.

The burst has forced the closure of The Brooksbank School, Elland, because of health and safety concerns and properties in the town centre were still without supplies this afternoon..

The school said on its website: “The school is closed today Friday 12th December due to Health & Safety reasons (No water on site). We expect to open on Monday.”

A spokesperson for Yorkshire Water said: “We would like to apologise to any of our customers that have been affected by the burst in Elland this morning.

“Around 5,500 properties were affected by the burst in Elland Lane from 7am.

“Workers were quickly on site and managed to restored water to most properties by noon. There are still some properties in the town centre without water but we are working as quickly as possible to rectify this.

Bottled water has been delivered.

“We understand at least one school has closed due to the burst. We did liaise with Calderdale Council and advised them that schools could remain open.”