Three schools have been forced to shut this morning due to no water supply in a Cambridgeshire village.
Residents in Witchford, a village near Ely, have awoken to either no water or low pressure this morning (Wednesday September 18) after issues with Anglia Water.
As a result, Rackham C of E primary school and Witchford village college, the only schools in the village, have been forced to shut, leaving students with the day off.
Parents have been informed by the schools through social media or on their websites.
The pre-school in Witchford village also said they would “monitor the situation”, only to later make the decision not also close for the day.
People who live in the area near Ely have been told to check with their children’s school, preschool and college as to when and whether they will reopen today.
The college issued a statement earlier this morning on social media that said: “The college is closed today due to no water supply.”
Speaking to Cambridgeshire Live a member of staff at the school confirmed it was a village-wide problem.
He said: “The college is shut today due to no water supply.
“In regards to re-openings we are in the hands of Anglia Water at the moment.
“We will keep parents and students up to date throughout the day as we get more information.
“It is a village wide issue and the primary school is closed as well unfortunately. The schools in the village are all closed.”
On Twitter Rackham primary confirmed the school was shut in an urgent message to parents.
It said: “Due to no water in the area Rackham is closed.
“URGENT: We will keep parents updated on our website and twitter feed but we are unable to open today.
“Apologies for the inconvenience.”
The pre-school in the village also issued a statement to parents on Facebook which read: “UNFORTUNATELY WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.
“Due to the ongoing water supply problems we are unable to open for health and safety reasons.
“Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
Anglia Water have been contacted for a comment and are looking into the issue.
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