Disruption after water main bursts

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A MAJOR route into Queensferry town centre has been closed for five days 
following a burst water main.

The pipe, on The Loan, burst on Saturday.

The leak, between Hawthorn Bank and Stoneycroft Road, was fixed within 24 hours but the damage to the carriageway proved problematic and has led to all vehicles being diverted via Stewart Terrace.

A parking ban was also put in place on Stewart Terrace to ease traffic flow.

A spokesman for Scottish Water said: “We had a squad quickly on site to repair a burst to a six inch main at The Loan on Saturday. We believe only one customer was out of water, although other customers may have experienced low pressure for a temporary period.

“We were able to repair the main by Sunday after halting work to avoid causing noise issues for local residents.

‘‘The burst caused major damage to the carriageway. This has resulted in a much more complicated reinstatement and meant we have been unable to repair the road as quickly as we would have liked.

“We are now working to bring in specialist equipment to allow us to complete the repair as speedily as possible.

“Scottish Water wants to thank local people for their patience and understanding while we complete this work.”

The road re-opened to traffic on Thursday.