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Burst water main means Inverness road closed until Monday

By Andrew Dixon

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Part of Harbour Road is closed. Picture: James Mackenzie
Part of Harbour Road is closed. Picture: James Mackenzie

Part of Harbour Road in Inverness will be closed until Monday so a burst water main can be fixed.

Scottish Water has restored water supplies to residents in the IV1 and IV2 postcode areas of the city following interruption caused by the burst this morning.

Experts are at the scene to repair the damage.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: "We have restored water supplies to customers in the IV1 and IV2 Inverness, following a burst 9ins water main at Harbour Road.

"Our repair teams are on-site, and we are awaiting support from Scottish Gas Networks to carry out a safe excavation of the damaged water main. These repairs will commence over the course of this evening.

"A road closure is now in place at the level crossing on Harbour Road and will remain in place until Monday, October 2, with local diversions in place.

"Once we have completed our repair and the reinstatement, we will proceed to remove all temporary traffic management.

"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.

"Following supplies being restored some customers may experience discoloured water.

"If you experience brown water, we advise to allow your cold water kitchen tap to run at a reduced pressure until this runs clear. Do not run any other taps or use any water appliances whilst doing so and follow the same process with any other taps affected once the water is clear from your cold water kitchen tap.

"If you experience white water, this is air trapped in the supply and will clear within 24 to 48 hours."

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