Workmen will have to carry out more road repairs after a water main burst in Huddersfield.

They have completed temporary repairs on the burst in Edgerton but confirmed the road surface has been damaged and they wil have to return later.

Hundreds of homes and businesses lost water supplies when the main beneath Edgerton Road burst yesterday lunchtime. It happened at the junction with Blacker Road and traffic lights had to be brought in by contractors.

Two schools - Birkby Infants and Birkby Juniors - both had to shut on Tuesday afternoon because there was no water for toilets and washing.

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The schools were back as normal today.

A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “We apologise to our customers in Huddersfield who had their water supplies interrupted yesterday by the burst water main and subsequent repair.

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“Our contractors, Morrison Utility Services, repaired the water main yesterday afternoon but the road surface has been damaged by the burst.

“Our contractors are back on site today making some temporary repairs to the road surface. The temporary traffic lights they are using to work safely in the Blacker Road/Edgerton Road junction will be removed early on Thursday morning before the rush hour.

“We are sorry for any traffic delays.”