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Some parts of Cornwall have been without water for more than six hours now following a burst water main.

The damage centres around Truro, but is affecting water supplies as far away as Perranporth, St Agnes, Carnon Downs and even parts of Redruth.

Some properties are experiencing low pressure, while some people have spoken of being down to "a drip".

A spokesperson for South West Water said this evening: "We're investigating a burst water main in Truro caused by damage to a mains pipe from a third-party contractor, who was laying cable for a renewable energy installation.

"The affected areas reach from Carland Cross to Trevu, including parts of Perranporth, St Agnes, Goonhaven and parts of Redruth.

"We have our engineers onsite assessing the situation and the length of the repair, as we look to stabilise the situation.

"We're working very hard to get things back to normal as quickly as we possibly can and we apologise for any inconvenience caused."

People are being asked to used as little water as possible while the issue remains ongoing.

The water company spokesperson added: "We ask that affected customers please limit water use where possible, so that we can start to restore supplies and repair the damage.

"We will let customers know about updates as we continue to monitor."