‘Earthquake-like’ harm after burst foremost lifts tarmac in Milngavie leaving 1000’s with out water

A burst foremost, which resulted in round 100,000 properties dropping water, has left one Milngavie street trying prefer it was hit by a pure catastrophe.

The pipe exploded at round 3.45pm yesterday afternoon resulting in a deluge of water flooding Auchenhowie Road.

Scottish Water labored tirelessly in a single day to make sure that lots of these impacted woke as much as working faucets this morning.

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Nonetheless, the harm to the floor is extreme and now employees will piece the street again collectively. Heavy equipment has additionally been referred to as in to assist with resurfacing the street.

The Milngavie road looks as though it was hit by a natural disaster
The Milngavie street appears to be like as if it was hit by a pure catastrophe

An deserted automotive is at the moment caught between the flooded underpass and the shards of tarmac that have been pressured up by the pipe failure.

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The underpass is still flooded after the main burst
The underpass continues to be flooded after the principle burst

Auchenhowie Highway, Glasgow Highway and Dougalstown Avenue stay shut to autos.

Some residents of Finnieston are nonetheless caught at residence with no water provide following the main incident. It’s at the moment unclear how lengthy the work on the street will take.

Tarmac was forced up after the pipe burst
Tarmac was pressured up after the pipe burst

The newest assertion from Scottish Water reads: “We’re conscious that there are some remoted studies of no water from clients in and round Glasgow metropolis centre this morning. That is underneath investigation, and we will probably be liaising immediately with these clients which have contacted us this morning.

“Now that water provides are restored, some clients might expertise some discoloured water provide.

“Glasgow Highway and a part of Auchenhowie Highway stay closed because of the numerous harm brought about.

“We’re working with our utility companions to evaluate the impression and harm brought about, in addition to, to permit a protected excavation of the broken water foremost for repairs to be undertaken.

“Native diversions stay in place, and can achieve this, while these repairs and subsequent reinstatement works happen.

“We apologise to all clients affected for the inconvenience and disruption to their service.”


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