A burst water main has left some residents without water this morning.

Homes in Shenley and Borehamwood are currently affected by the leak which has happened in Cowley Hill near Hertswood Academy.

Affinity Water is aware of the problem and an engineer has been on site.

They have dug into the ground to allow repair work to take place.

The work does not affect drivers or pedestrians.

Borehamwood Times:

The water company asks people to temporarily avoid using electrical appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.

A statement on its website says: "We have received a number of calls which suggests there may be an issue on our network. Our technician is on their way to investigate and a further update will be provided as soon as possible.

"During this time we ask you not to use any electrical appliances that require a water supply, for example washing machines or dishwashers and to conserve water from storage tanks during the time your water supply is interrupted.

"If you do still have a supply, we would advise you to store some water for drinking, in case your water has to be switched off for a repair to be completed."

Borehamwood Times:

"Our repair team remain on site and work to fix the damaged water main continues. We will provide an update and estimate on when this work should be completed as soon as one becomes available.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused."

For the most up-to-date information keep any eye on Affinity Water's website.