Students at Ross Intermediate had an early finish to their day after a burst main on Freyberg St cut water to the school.
Principal Wayne Codyre said the lack of water had been noticed about 12pm and the school had been forced to shut for the afternoon as a result.
There was a "bit of a rupture" on Freyberg St where the burst had taken place, Codyre said.
Freyberg High School students next door remained in school after water was restored quickly, a spokeswoman said.
Palmerston North City Council officers had been informed of the problem and were working to fix it, council spokesman Daniel O'Regan said.
It was not known how many homes were without water, or what had caused the burst at this stage, he said.
- Manawatu Standard
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