Surprising footage captures destruction brought on by burst Milngavie water pipe

Surprising video footage has captured the devastating aftermath of a burst water pipe which has created monumental cracks within the floor as if an earthquake has hit Milngavie.

Scottish Water has began excavation of a broken 36″ water principal on Auchenhowie Highway which affected water provides for round 250,000 prospects in components of Glasgow on Tuesday, January 24.

Glasgow Highway and Auchenhowie Highway stay closed, beneath non permanent site visitors administration whereas repairs and reinstatement of the street is carried out. Native diversions are in place and street customers ought to comply with all signage.

READ MORE: First glimpse of giant burst pipe that left Milngavie residents without water

Excessive stress energy cables throughout the excavation space have been recognized and, in collaboration with Scottish Energy Power Networks (SPEN), they’re believed to have been remoted yesterday night – enabling Scottish Water to hold out a protected excavation and restore.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water Company Affairs supervisor for the west, stated: “Our first precedence was making the situation protected, and restoring water provides to the 100,000 properties affected throughout a number of areas of Glasgow.

“This can be a very busy commuter route, and the injury has been substantial.

“Our groups can be working by way of the night time tonight and our precedence now could be to get the restore accomplished and the roads reopened as quickly as doable.

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“Drivers ought to anticipate some delays, particularly at peak occasions and comply with the diversions in place.

“Some native residents might expertise some elevated noise this night and in a single day and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and disruption this may occasionally trigger.”

To permit the restore and reinstatement works to be carried out safely and to make sure the security of workers and members of the general public, Glasgow Highway and components of Auchenhowie street are anticipated to stay closed for round two weeks.

Nonetheless, because the reinstatement progresses, site visitors administration could also be decreased.


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