Supplies lost after East Sussex water main bursts

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Southern Water said the burst water main was affecting St Leonards and parts of Hastings [Getty Images]

Bottled water stations have been opened after a burst water main disrupted supplies in East Sussex.

Southern Water said the problem was affecting St Leonards and parts of Hastings and it was likely to "continue into the weekend".

It said engineers would be working around the clock to repair the main, which is located in dense woodland.

The water company spokesperson added: "We are very sorry for the impact and inconvenience this is causing, and are doing everything we can to restore supplies."

The bottled water stations were open until 21:00 BST, and will reopen on Friday morning.

They are at the Asda and Tesco supermarkets in St Leonards-on-Sea and in Sea Road, Hastings.

The company said it was delivering water to vulnerable customers on its priority services register.

The helpline number for vulnerable customers is 0330 303 0368.

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