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Burst main affects Inverness water supplies

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Image caption Scottish Water said it was working to repair the burst main

A burst water main has affected supplies to large parts of Inverness and flooded a road.

Scottish Water said the burst in Kenneth Street had resulted in low pressure and discoloured water.

The burst flooded parts of Kenneth Street for a time before the water was cleared away.

Scottish Water said it had a repair squad at the scene tackling the problem and hoped to fully restore supplies as soon as possible.

A spokeswoman said action had been taken reduce the impact on customers.

He said: "Earlier flooding resulting from the burst was cleared away this morning and we are working hard to complete the repair and fully restore supplies as soon as possible.

"While the network recharges, some customers may continue to experience disruption, low pressure or discolouration.

"We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this vital repair work may cause and will continue to keep customers updated with our progress."

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