Burst water main causes headache for drivers

Image: by Gary Hutchison. CUMBERNAULD, General Views of Lenziemill Road- both ways closed due to flooding and burst water main at B8039 Jane's Brae / Lenziemill Road.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. CUMBERNAULD, General Views of Lenziemill Road- both ways closed due to flooding and burst water main at B8039 Jane's Brae / Lenziemill Road.

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A burst water main has given drivers a headache after temporary traffic management measures blocked a diversion already in place.

Motorists wanting to travel to Lenziemill Road coming along the A8011 have been following a diversion in place by North Lanarkshire Council.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. CUMBERNAULD, General Views of Lenziemill Road- both ways closed due to flooding and burst water main at B8039 Jane's Brae / Lenziemill Road.

Image: by Gary Hutchison. CUMBERNAULD, General Views of Lenziemill Road- both ways closed due to flooding and burst water main at B8039 Jane's Brae / Lenziemill Road.

A burst water main on Sunday, August 11, however, meant drivers following the diversion were prevented from getting on to the road.

One motorist contacted the News and Chronicle to complain that she could not access the road and was stuck in long traffic delays.

A Scottish Water spokesman explained: “To enable a repair to be carried out on the burst water mains quickly

and safely, it was necessary to put temporary traffic management measures in place.

“We apologise to any customers affected by disruption to their water supply, as well as to motorists for any inconvenience caused.

“Water was restored to the properties affected by lunchtime. Some repair work to the road infrastructure following the burst is required,and we will liaise and work to get this done as quickly as possible.”

Alex Ramsay, assistant business manager roads operations at North Lanarkshire Council, added: “Following a burst water main on Sunday, Scottish Water put in place temporary traffic diversions.

“Since we were made aware of the situation on Monday, we have been working with Scottish Water to minimise the disruption in the area.”