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Cadbury halts production after water shortages

Cadbury halts production after water shortages”

Up to ten thousand homes and businesses were left without water across London and the south east as the snow thawed bursting pipes and cutting off water supplies.

Work at Cadbury's Bournville site is almost back in full flow after a shortage of water forced chocolate production to be temporarily slowed down.

The cold front from Siberia dubbed the Beast from the East, coupled with blizzards brought by Storm Emma from the Atlantic, is forecast to cost the United Kingdom economy US$1.39 billion a day.

This is because of another influx of bursts reported overnight.

A representative also assured the public that the supply of chocolate will not immediately be impacted - thank God.

The facility near Birmingham came to a near halt yesterday (5 March), leading workers to be sent home, when Severn Trent Water cut off the water supply to fix local pipes that had burst as a result of the recent thaw.

Jaguar Land Rover has halted production in the United Kingdom due to a water shortage.

"While we have no water supply to our manufacturing site in Bournville, our supply of chocolate is not immediately impacted as we now have sufficient stock available to manage through this hopefully short disruption", they said.

But fear not, Cadbury will not be running out of chocolate!

The recent severe weather has led to water companies pleading with people to use as little water as possible after supplies were badly hit.

"We've seen an increase in leaks and bursts on our network, which we are urgently dealing with as fast as we possibly can". If customers in this area did have water, pressure was low.

"Right now we really need our customers" support and understanding to help us to get everyone back into supply quickly by avoiding non-essential uses of water, having a shower instead of a bath for example, for the time being'.



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