CITY HOMES HIT BY BURST PIPE MISERY
Dozens of homes left without water as mains bursts
DOZENS of homes in Glasgow lost their early morning water supply after a mains pipe burst.
The problem affected supplies to homes in the East End of the city for part of the morning after the alarm was raised shortly after 5am.
Scottish Water said a burst to an 18-inch water main in Bellgrove Street had caused disruption to supplies to customers in the G31 area.
The road was closed both ways between the Gallowgate and Duke Street causing some traffic delays.
Motorists were forced to slow to a crawl to cross large pools of water safely and police were directing traffic.
A team of engineers from Scottish Water were working to re-distribute the water supply which caused other customers to experience low pressure to their supply.
A spokeswoman said supplies were expected to be restored by 8am.
Customers were warned there might be some discolouration to their water and were being advised to run kitchen taps for a couple of minutes until it ran clear. Scottish Water apolo - gised for any inconvenience the burst may have caused.
A spokeswoman said : “Water supplies in the G31 area were affected by an 18-inch burst water main.
“We were made aware of the problem at 6am.
“A team of engineers are working to put in a back feed to re-route the water away from the burst which will cause some low pressure for customers but will mean there is less disruption to supplies.
“The water supply was off for around an hour.”
Earlier this year more than 9,000 homes in Lanarkshire were left without water as a result of a main pipe burst. The problem affected supplies to households in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire fo r almost an entire day in July sparking chaotic scenes.
Thousands of homeown- ers crowded into the town to stock up on bottled water being distributed from the back of two trucks by Scottish Water staff.