Thousands of properties were left without water today and roads and schools were closed after a water main burst.
The problem, on West Tullos Road in Aberdeen, is affecting homes, businesses and schools in the AB11 and AB12 postcodes in Torry and Kincorth.
The road – one of the city’s busiest – is expected to be closed until Wednesday evening as Scottish Water carries out repairs.
A spokeswoman for the utility firm said: “Traffic management is in place while repairs are carried out and water has been re-routed through unaffected parts of our network to restore supplies to as many customers as possible.
“We would like to apologise to those experiencing disruption and thank them for their patience while we work to restore normal service.”
Around 4,500 properties were hit by the water outage and three schools – Abbotswell Primary, Walker Road Primary, and Torry Academy – were forced to close their doors to pupils.
Mark Wylie, activities manager at the Jump In Trampoline Park on Craigshaw Road, said: “So far, we are okay because we have enough water in the tank, but we haven’t gotten an update in a while.
“Scottish Water said the water would be back on by 9am, but it’s not. So we’re waiting for an update.”
A spokesman for the council said: “West Tullos Road is also closed to north-westbound traffic between Abbotswell Road and King George VI Bridge Roundabout due to the burst. South-eastbound remains open.
“At this moment we anticipate that it will remain closed until Wednesday evening.”