Burst Water Main Causes Chaos

A burst water main has caused considerable flooding in Glasgow.

A statement from Scottish Water said: "An issue with a faulty valve which regulates pressure has resulted in burst water mains in Mount Stuart Street, Shawlands; Cowcaddens and Duke St at the junction of East Wellington Street and Shettleston Road.

"Work is underway to repair the burst water mains and restore normal pressure to customers. Some customers may be experiencing a temporary loss of their water supply.

"We apologise for any inconvenience as a result of these burst water mains and we want to reassure customers that we are working hard to restore supplies as soon as possible."

One of the buildings affected by the burst water main is Glasgow's Kelvin College. On its website, it has confirmed the facility will be closed for two days "in the interests of safety".

The incident was reported on Thursday morning and fire crews are at the scene, using pumping equipment to clear the area.


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