650 PUPILS from Cheadle Hulme School have been sent home and a number of other schools have been reported closed because of a water supply cut following a burst main in Stockport.

The leak, affecting homes and businesses around the junction of Chester Road, Dean lane and Jackson’s Lane in hazel Grove was reported to United Utilities around 1am on Tuesday.

Engineers were at the scene by 5.50am to begin repairs and works as well as investigation are still ongoing due to the ‘complex nature of the repair’.

A spokesman for United Utilities confirmed the leak was affecting the supply of water for residents living in the SK7, SK8, SK10 and SK12 postcodes.

“We’re sorry for the trouble this may be causing you and we will get your taps flowing normally again as quickly as we can,” said a statement on their website.

The works caused widespread delays to traffic during the rush-hour.

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