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Burst main sends jets of water shooting high into the air in Highland town

Scottish water engineers work on Williamson Street in Wick.
Scottish water engineers work on Williamson Street in Wick.

Engineers battled for several hours to bring a burst water main in Wick under control

The incident happened shortly after 11am on Williamson Street during a series of essential maintenance works being carried out in the area.

Scottish Water staff worked for two hours to get the situation under control and stem the flow.

Officials said the repair had helped maintain the supply to Highland households, but they advised some may have experienced a drop in water pressure as a result.

A Scottish Water spokeswoman said: “A burst occurred as part of a planned repair that was carried out on a leak in the town’s Williamson Street.

“The team isolated the issue using valves which helped to maintain water supplies for customers in the area, although some may have experienced lower water pressure than normal.”

The road remained closed during the works, before being reopened to motorists a short time later.

Scottish Water thanked customers for their co-operation.

Meanwhile in Aberdeen, engineers were working to contain a bust water main in the Peterculter area.

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm.

Customers in the north-east community were advised they may experience a loss in supply, low or intermittent pressure or discolouration in their supply.

The works were completed around 5pm, with the water supply gradually being reinstated.

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