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Burst water main that prompted closure of Wester Ross primary Bualnaluib near Aultbea now fixed, Scottish Water confirms

By Hector MacKenzie

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A BURST water main which forced closure of a Wester Ross school earlier today has been repaired.

Bualnaluib Primary was amongst those affected by the burst on a four-inch water main at Tighnafiline in Aultbea.

The water was turned off to enable repairs to take place.

Around 35 properties were out of supply for approximately two-and-half hours.

The burst has now been repaired and the water main is recharging, according to Scottish Water, meaning most properties will be back in supply shortly, if not already.

Some customers may experience low/intermittent pressure or discoloured water due to the disruption in the network and if so, they are advised to run their cold water kitchen tap at a reduced pressure until it runs clear.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential repairs and thank customers for their patience while we restored supplies.”

Highland Council said it is hoped that the school and nursery will re-open tomorrow.

Related: Wester Ross primary and nursery closed today

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