SECONDARY schools in Longridge have been closed after a loss of water in the area this morning.

Longridge High School in Preston Road is closed to students apart from those taking exams or taking part in a cricket tournament.

St Cecilia’s RC High School in Chapel Hill has also been closed for the day.

Water Supplier United Utilities have said that the problem could have affected up to 900 homes in the area and have received 30 calls since 7am.

The problem has now been fixed.

Barnacre Road Primary School will remain open.