A main road in Renfrew has been left in floods of water after claims of a burst pipe.

The incident was flagged by SNP Councillor John Shaw who said that he was contacted by a constituent about the problem on Ferry Road.

The local councillor claims that the flooding occurred six days after the pumping station at North Lodge in Renfrew was turned back on, causing a burst pipe.

Cllr Shaw has made Scottish Water aware of the issue.

Posting on social media about the issue, he said: "Six days after the pumping station was turned back on we appear to have another burst (number 16) on Ferry Rd behind the bus stop across from Campbell St.

"Scottish Water were alerted around an hour ago, and I have also raised it directly with the team who have been dealing with this so hopefully they will be on site soon.

"Thanks to Toni from Ferry Nice Food for alerting me and contacting Scottish Water."

Scottish Water is set to begin the first phase of a more-than £10million investment to upgrade the main sewer running between Renfrew and the Shieldhall waste water treatment works.

From Monday February 5, work to construct a temporary overland pipeline along 840 metres of King’s Inch Road will begin.

The water company have confirmed that the location of the most recent burst will be upgraded in phase two - however, until then it will be "prone to bursts" until it is replaced.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We are mobilising materials and resources to the site and making the area safe before beginning the repair.

"We do not anticipate needing to close Ferry Road and will do all that we can to minimise any disruption.”