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Major repair works to fix Milngavie roads after huge burst pipe could take two weeks

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Repair works to roads wrecked by a burst water pipe in Milngavie could take up to two weeks to be completed. The burst main left around 250,000 properties in Glasgow without water last night.A Victorian-era pipe burst on Auchenhowie Road at around 4pm on January 24, causing severe flooding in the area.

The incident knocked out water supplies across much of the city, meaning many hospitality businesses had to close their doors.Scottish Water has confirmed that excavation work began today to repair the 36inch pipe, that was laid in 1859 as part of the original Katrine Aqueduct.

The work could take up to 14 days to complete due to the extent of the damage.Glasgow Road and parts of Auchenhowie Road remain closed with local diversions in place.

Pictures from the scene today show huge chunks of the road dug up, with workers in high-vis jackets operating diggers as they continue the excavations.Scottish Water said: "Due to the extent of the damage caused, it is expected that following the completions of the repair, we estimated 10-14 days for the full reinstatement and removal of traffic management and local diversions."However, as our reinstatement progresses, we hope to be in a position to scale back on diversion routes.

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