Edinburgh city centre street closed as drainpipe comes loose above McDonald's restaurant

Police have taped off the street this afternoon.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 2:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 3:06 pm

A city centre street has been closed due to a drainpipe coming loose above a McDonald's restaurant.

It is thought Tuesday's bad weather resulted in the cast iron pipe, up to five metres long, becoming dislodged above South St Andrew Street.

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The pipe has come loose above the McDonald's restaurant

The council-run Edinburgh Travel News said on twitter: "South St Andrew Street is currently closed while a dislodged downpipe above Mcdonald's is made safe"

One bystander said that police taped off the street.

One eye-witness said: "It would've gone straight through a car if it'd come off."

An Edinburgh City Council spokeswoman said members of the public can still get along the west side of the street and that workmen look to be finishing up.

The drainpipe has become dislodged.

Edinburgh Trams said earlier on twitter: "We are currently short running between West End/Shandwick place to the Airport. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."