A probe into reports of water ‘coming up through the tarmac’ on a busy Clydebank road has revealed the cause of the issue.

Scottish Water confirmed that a Network Service Operator (NSO) attended Chalmers Street yesterday to conduct further investigations after they were made aware of a leak in the area. 

It came after reports on social media claimed that water appeared to be coming up through the road. 

In an update, the utility firm told the Post the cause of the leak was a damaged ten-inch water pipe.

It is understood repair work is being planned for the site however, no time frames have been confirmed yet.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “Following a report of a water leak in Chalmers Street at Alexander Street in Clydebank, investigations have been carried out and we have located a burst on a ten-inch water main.

"Given the location of the damaged water main, careful consideration needs to be given to ensure the repair can be carried out safely.

"A repair is now being planned and more information will be given when it is possible to do so. Thankfully, there appears to be no impact on normal water supplies for customers in the area.”