Clear-up after Edinburgh flood incident

image captionPolice said there was significant local flooding which may cause disruption to roads and utilities

A clear-up operation is underway in the west of Edinburgh after a burst water main caused chaos for residents.

The incident at 0330 BST, in the city's Slateford area, saw significant localised flooding around Allan Park Road.

Residents were offered the chance to move to alternative accommodation.

Police warned there was a risk of disruption to water supplies, other utilities, road and rail links across the west side of the city.

A spokesman for public utility Scottish Water said: "Early this morning reports were received of flooding in Allan Park Road and Scottish Water operatives attended the scene.

"A large diameter water main had burst.

"The water was shut off and re-routed via other pipes to keep supplies flowing to households in the area."

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