CRADLEY Heath has been hit by flooding and a lack of running water due to a burst main.

The burst took place close to Cradley Heath railway station this morning (Wednesday January 8).

Eyewitness reports say the car park of the railway station has been flooded and homes have been affected.

South Staffordshire Water has confirmed a team are on site to fix the problem.

Residents in Cradley Heath are currently experiencing low water pressure or no water at all due to the burst.

Homes in Netherton are also understood to be affected.

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The incident has led to Ormiston Forge Academy closing its doors for the rest of the day as the school is without water.

A statement on the Wrights Lane school's Facebook page states: "We are unable to operate the school without water as we cannot flush toilets, cook or provide drinking water.

"We have taken the difficult decision to close the school with immediate effect."

The school is expected to open as normal tomorrow (Thursday, January 9).

Dudley Council said work to repair the damaged road surface will be "managed using two-way temporary traffic signals rather than a closure."

Project engineer Jill Wakeman said: "Delays should therefore be anticipated and drivers are advised to seek an alternative route where possible.

"Updates will be sent out when received."