A "hole in the ground" on a Catrine road was caused by a burst pipe, Scottish Water has said.

An issue was uncovered earlier this week on Newton Street at its junction with St Germain Street.

A lorry was seen stuck on part of the road, with an eyewitness describing the issue said "the lorry looked it was stuck in the a hole in the ground".

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East Ayrshire Council made Scottish Water aware of the issue, as part of the road appeared to be sinking.

However, investigation work found out that a three-inch burst pipe was to blame for the subsidence in the road.

Barriers were placed around the stricken part of raid until repair work could be fully carried out.

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A Scottish Water spokesperson said: "The local council made us aware of the issue in Newton Street following some subsidence in the road – they had made the area safe with barriers until we could attend to investigate.

"We discovered a burst on a three-inch water main which had caused some damage to the carriageway.

"It was repaired yesterday morning [Thursday] and our contractors are carrying out reinstatement works.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank all road users for their patience and understanding during these works."

Scottish Water added that reinstatement work has now been carried out at the location.