Glasgow & West Scotland

Burst water main leads to flooded roads in Glasgow

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A burst water main has caused flooding in Glasgow and affected water supplies to thousands of homes.

The burst happened in Garscube Road, near the M8 flyover in Cowcaddens, causing severe congestion in the area.

Flooding affected Garscube Road, New City Road and Phoenix Road and there is no access to the westbound M8 from J17 Great Western Road.

About 25,000 customers were thought to have had problems with their supplies on Friday.

Scottish Water said the burst happened on a 36in (91cm) main at about 06:20.

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A Scottish Water spokeswoman said on Friday evening that affected customers should be starting to come back into supply.

She added: "Some customers in the affected areas may experience fluctuations in water pressure until the repair is completed.

"Some properties will have their normal supplies restored earlier than others, depending on their location on our network.

"Affected customers might experience discoloured water as the system re-charges. If so, we would advise customers to run the cold water tap in their kitchen gently until the water starts to run clear.

"Scottish Water apologies for any inconvenience caused and thanks everyone affected for their patience and understanding."

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Image caption The main burst in Garscube Road, near the M8 flyover
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