Repair work is set to begin this week on a Dundee road which was badly damaged by thunderstorms last week.
A huge crack appeared at the junction of Polepark Road and Edward Street in the West End of the city during a torrential downpour last Wednesday.
Specialist contractors from Scottish Water visited the site over the weekend to assess the extent of the damage to the road.
Temporary traffic lights remain in place at the junction.
A Scottish Water spokesman told the Tele: “We received a report of damage to a manhole in Polepark Road/Edward Street, Dundee, during last week’s severe weather.
“A CCTV survey has been carried out and the cause of this is believed to have been the sheer volume of water following a torrential downpour.
“Scottish Water will carry out repairs as soon as possible and we are hoping to start work in the coming days.
“There is not expected to be any impact on the water supplies in the area during repairs.”
Scottish Water was unable to confirm how long the work will take.
West End councillor Fraser Macpherson has been monitoring developments closely and said he was pleased the repairs were being dealt with.
He said: “I have been in touch with the engineers.
“I was initially told that the team had checked the sewers for physical issues and found no damage.
“Then they sent in a network analyst to produce a report and check to see if there were flow issues.
“Scottish Water has identified this as urgent because the junction is blocked and it is causing disruption so I am pleased that it is being appropriately prioritised.
“What is quite clear is that we need a robust repair that is going to last.
“We cannot have the same problem again the next time there is heavy rain but I am confident that the roads maintenance team and Scottish Water will deal with this accordingly.”
There were two separate downpours last Wednesday during which 12mm of rainfall fell in Tayside, almost a fifth of what would be expected for the entire month.