AUTHORITIES have been dealing with a water leak at a main route through Dorchester.

Operatives from Wessex Water were on site at Queens Avenue last night at around 8.30pm dealing with a major water leak outside the entrance of Thomas Hardye School.

A spokesman for Wessex Water said: "We carried out emergency repairs to a leak outside Thomas Hardye School on Monday evening.

"Work was completed in under an hour and the leak was traced back to the grounds of the school."