Edinburgh city centre street closed as drainpipe comes loose above McDonald's restaurant
Police have taped off the street this afternoon.
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.
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.
Edinburgh Trams said earlier on twitter: "We are currently short running between West End/Shandwick place to the Airport. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."