A WATER main burst is affecting hundreds of properties in the Mirfield area this morning.

Yorkshire Water said that the incident was in Dunbottle Lane.

"We are working on a very large burst this morning which is causing a number of properties to be without water.

"Thank you for your patience in this time and further updates to follow."

Yorkshire Water said its teams are putting a road closure in place so that repairs can be carried out on the burst.

"Please be aware of traffic delays due to this!"