Water supplies restored in Doncaster as power cut hits hundreds and closes schools

Water has been restored to hundreds of homes and businesses across Doncaster after a power cut which forced several schools to close.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 07 November, 2018, 14:19

Yorkshire Water says that supplies have now been restored to homes in the DN1, DN2, DN3, DN4, DN5 and DN9 postcode areas after a power cut caused water pumps in the town to fail this morning.

Water supplies in Doncaster have now been restored

The shutdown, which cut some properties off completely and saw reduced pressure for others, caused five Doncaster schools to shut down early for the day.

Pupils from Armthorpe Academy, Bentley High Street Primary, Willow Academy, Sandringham Primary and The McAuley Catholic High School were all sent home.

Engineers from Yorkshire Water have spent the best part of the day tackling the problem. The company said that supplies were restored around 2.30pm.

In a tweet, the company said: 'Very happy to report that supplies are now restored. Thank you all for your continued patience.'

Yorkshire Water said that some customers could experience discoloured and cloudy water as the system comes back to normal.