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Burst water main leads to Inverness road closure

By Andrew Dixon

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A drop of pure water dripping from the tap. Selective focus..
A drop of pure water dripping from the tap. Selective focus..

Some Inverness residents have had their water supply impacted today following a burst water main in Harbour Road.

People living in IV1 and IV2 postcode areas are most likely to have been hit, according to Scottish Water.

Experts are on-site trying to restore supplies which have been interrupted for several hours – and a road closure will be needed during the course of repairs.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: "Customers in the IV1 and IV2 Inverness area may experience intermittent water supplies whilst we continue to manage our network following a burst 9ins water main at Harbour Road near to the Millburn Road roundabout.

"Our operatives on-site have carried out valve operations to restore water supplies to all affected customers, but some customers may experience intermittent water supplies throughout the repair.

"We have conducted a site meeting with Network Rail and agreed how to proceed with the necessary repairs. These repairs will commence this afternoon and we will provide an estimated time of repair as soon as more information is available.

"In order for our teams to carry out a safe repair, a full-road closure will be required and will be agreed with Highland Council on the best diversion routes for road users who will be affected by this.

"We would like to apologise to all customers affected by the interruption to service and any potential impact as a result of the temporary traffic diversions."

A further update from Scottish Water is expected this evening.

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