Flooding, homes evacuated and water cut off by burst Glasgow water main

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Residents were evacuated after a burst water main caused a 5m-wide hole and cut off water supplies to a large part of the south side of Glasgow.

The area around Bridge Street was flooded as emergency services and Scottish Water dealt with the problem.

Supplies to areas including Shawlands, Pollokshields, Mount Florida and Newlands, were affected between 20:00 and 23:00 on Tuesday.

Scottish Water apologised to customers affected by the burst.

Flood The burst main flooded an area around Bridge Street on Tuesday evening. Pic: Gordy McIntyre

The fractured pipe created a 5m-wide hole in the middle of the road and caused flooding in the area.

Residents and shopkeepers from the adjacent building were evacuated as a precaution as emergency services dealt with the incident.

Scottish Water said: "As well as damage to the water mains, the road at Bridge Street has been affected and repairs will be carried out as soon as possible. There has also been some localised flooding.

"Scottish Water staff have been in the area helping customers during the night and will continue to be present to provide assistance."

The utility company received about 3,000 calls reporting disruption last night.

Residents were allowed back into their properties at about 01:30.

In an unrelated problem, supplies in Aberdeen were disrupted. The areas affected were in postcode districts AB10 and AB11.

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