Flood damage at Garrion Bridge being assessed

Water flooding Garrion Bridge after water main burst
Water flooding Garrion Bridge after water main burst

South Lanarkshire Council roads engineers are this morning assessing the damage to Garrion Bridge, flooded when a water main burst yesterday.

The water has gone from its surface, but the bridge remains closed, with severe disruption to traffic on the A71 and A72. Only traffic northbound from Lanark, which by-passes the two-bridge roundabout formation on the A72 Clydeside Road, can get through.

The council is also liaising with Scottish Water regarding estimated repair timescales.

Lengthy diversions are in place for those coming from the Hamilton direction, and traffic from Overtown or the Brownlie Road in Law cannot get down.

Hundreds of houses south of Wishaw were left without normal water supplies when the main burst. Homes in the Shawburn, Ashgill, Garrion Bridge, Overtown, Gowkthrapple and Netherton areas experienced disruption to their normal water supplies. Scottish Water finished its repairs to the water supplies in the early hours of this morning.