RESIDENTS in Christchurch have been warned they could experience low water pressure or loss of supply today.

A burst water main in De Havilland Way, Mudeford, is causing disruption.

The road has been closed and Bournemouth Water hopes to reopen it "under two-way traffic lights by 3pm today."

Posting on Twitter, Bournemouth Water said: “Customers in Christchurch BH23 4 may be experiencing lower water pressure than usual or a loss of supply.

“Our team are investigating and we will provide you with an update as soon as we can. “Thank you for your patience & apologies for any inconvenience.”

De Havilland Way is closed both ways and water work is taking place between Britannia Way and The Runway.

The closure is affecting Morebus X1 and X2 routes and services are having to divert as a result.

The X1 and X2 services will divert via Bure Lane missing all of De Havilland Way and Bure Haven Drive.

A Morebus spokesperson said: “Sorry for the inconvenience caused.”

A spokesperson for Bournemouth Water said: “We were first alerted to customers experiencing a loss of water supply at around 3.50am this morning (Thursday 23 June), and immediately sent a technician out to investigate the issue.

“We discovered a burst water main on De Havilland Way in Christchurch and rerouted our network to ensure all customer supplies were restored by 6.15am.

“In order to ensure the safety of our colleagues and customers we have closed De Havilland Way while we repair the burst.

“We aim to reopen the road under two-way traffic lights by 3pm today while we complete the repair.”