UPDATE: Major leak leaves 6,000 homes without water in Harrogate

Thousands of homes have been affected
Thousands of homes have been affected

The water supply to thousands of homes is being reconnected following a major leak in Harrogate this morning.

Around 6,000 homes were left without water after a water main burst near the hospital on Wetherby Road at 4.45am this morning (Friday, March 3).

Yorkshire Water has now apologised and said supplies should be restored by 10am.

Paul Carter of Yorkshire Water said: "We would like to apologise to anyone who was without water in Harrogate this morning.

"We were alerted to a burst water main near the hospital on Wetherby Road at around 4.45am this morning which was affecting supplies to around 6000 homes.

"We quickly dispatched a team to site who were able to isolate the burst and transfer customers on to alternative supplies.

"All properties in the area should have had their supplies restored within about an hour, although some people may have experienced low pressure following this.

"We now have a team working to repair the burst water main.

We would like to thank customers for their patience and apologise for any disruption."