Water cut off to homes in Morecambe and Heysham due to burst mains

A burst water main.

A burst water main.

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Two burst water mains caused loss of water supplies to some properties in Morecambe and Heysham over the weekend.

United Utilities said the problems started on Saturday when a 15 inch water main burst but this was then resolved.

On Sunday there were further problems when a 12 inch water main burst, causing disruption to supplies again.

A spokesman for United Utilities said: “The areas affected were Balmoral Road, Heysham, Middleton and houses in the LA2 and LA3 areas.

“We brought a water supply in through other pipes and maintained supplies to Heysham 1 and Heysham 2.

“The water supplies were on and off at various times over the weekend.

“Some customers supplies were interrupted and we would apologise for that.”