A water burst affecting an estimated 12,000 properties this evening including Skelmorlie, Wemyss Bay and Inverkip, will be restored overnight.

Scottish Water is working to restore normal supplies to customers who have been affected.

It's after a burst near Whinhill Primary School in Greenock.

Scottish Water has sent crews to the scene to carry out repairs.

Scottish Water said: "Our repair teams have now exposed the area of the burst 18" strategic water main at Whinhill Primary School, Greenock.

"As the result of extensive damage to the main, we will be renewing this section of pipework and we estimate to have these repairs completed by midnight and have all water supplies restored during the early hours of the morning. 

"Our operatives carried out valve operations which have begun to restore water supplies to around 3,000 properties within the Greenock and Ravenscraig area, however, please be aware that pressure may lower as the system continues to recover. 

"We estimate that about 12,000 properties across the Greenock, Skelmorlie, Wemyss Bay and Gourock areas have been affected by the burst on this strategic water main.

"We have 20 water tankers which are tankering water into the affected areas to support restoring and maintaining water supplies to customers as we progress with our repairs. 

Bottled Water collection points are available for customers to collect water at; Inverclyde Academy Greenock Skelmorlie Community Centre and Wemyss Bay Primary School

"We have provided support through alternative water supplies to customers on our priority service register and are continuing to support all customers upon request."