Work continues to fix the burst main on Maryhill Road in Bearsden

Scottish Water is working hard to complete the repair of a burst water main which caused thousands of customers to lose their water supply in the Bearsden and Maryhill areas.

The burst also flooded some properties in Bearsden and traffic has been disrupted as Maryhill Road was closed to motorists.

Normal water supplies were restored yesterday afternoon to 18,000 properties and last night to the remaining 5,000 properties.

Scottish Water is continuing to liaise with customers near the burst whose properties were affected by flooding and they are doing whatever they can to help them and minimise their inconvenience.

Alan Thomson, Scottish Water’s head of corporate relations, said: “Now that we have restored normal water services to properties our priority is to help customers who were affected by the flooding.

“We have had staff out helping customers yesterday, during the night and today and this will continue.

“We are very sorry that the flooding has happened. We realise the significant inconvenience that it has caused and we can assure the affected customers that our focus is on helping to get things back to normal for them, wherever possible.”

A section of Maryhill Road will remain closed to through traffic until the repair and reinstatement work on the road is completed.

There is local access from Milngavie Road to the north end of Maryhill Road to its junction with Coronation Way. Maryhill Road remains closed from south of its junction with Coronation Way to its junction with Killermont Avenue, close to Garscube Bridge.

Scottish Water is liaising with East Dunbartonshire Council’s roads department and it is anticipated that the road closure will be in place until some time next week. They have promised to make every effort to complete the work and lift the road closure as soon as possible.

Special arrangements are being made for residents in West End, a street just off the section of Maryhill Road closed to through-traffic, to give them access.

Mr Thomson added: “We apologise for the inconvenience to road-users and thank them for their patience and understanding.”