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Heavy rain sweeps throughout Aberdeenshire

Heavy and chronic rain is inflicting vital disruption throughout the north-east immediately.

A variety of roads throughout Aberdeenshire have been hit with flooding which has led to closures and a build-up of visitors.

Sepa has now issued extreme flood warnings for Kintore, Kemnay, Inverurie, Ballater and Aberdeen (Dee). Flooding is predicted to match that of Storm Frank within the winter of 2015 and 2016.

Many practice companies have been canceled because of line closures between Perth and Aberdeen and Perth and Inverness.

The Met Workplace has put an amber climate warning in place throughout a lot of the east of Scotland which has now been prolonged to 9pm.

A yellow climate warning additionally stays in place throughout a wider patch of the north-east till midnight.

In the meantime, many residents in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are experiencing energy cuts and web outages as a result of extreme climate.

It has additionally halted Aberdeen’s festive celebrations with the primary day of Curated within the Quad formally canceled and the Christmas Village to stay closed immediately.

The River Dee has burst its banks close to South Deeside Street and North Deeside Street, close to the Outdated Mill Inn, Peterculter. Picture: Darrell Benns/DC Thomson.

Warnings to motorists

Drivers are being suggested to take care, notably within the amber warning zone, and to solely journey if crucial.

Visitors Scotland has mentioned there may be floor water on the A93 between Crathes and Drumoak, the A92 at Muchalls and the A90 between Stonehaven and Laurencekirk.

These roads are described as “simply satisfactory”.

Vehicles are queuing on the A96 approaching Huntly because of flooding. Picture: Joe Churcher.

The place has flooding been reported?

  • The A937 is closed between Marykirk and the Aberdeenshire boundary
  • The B977 between Dunecht and Echt
  • The B9170 between Oldmeldrum and Inverurie
  • In Westhill, there may be deep water on the A944 Straik Street heading to Sauchen
  • The B993 Keithall Street in Inverurie will likely be closed from 9am because of rising ranges on the River Don
  • Drain covers have come up on South Deeside Street between Maryculter and Durris
  • The B9001 is blocked between Inverurie and Rothienorman
  • The A96 close to Kinellar and at Huntly
  • The A947 between Turriff and Fyvie
  • The A97 between Huntly and Gartly
  • The A90 across the Angus Council border
  • Blacktop Street between Silverburn and Bishopdams Street
Street closure on the bridge between South Deeside Street and North Deeside Street. Picture: Darrell Benns/DC Thomson,

Additional danger of flooding

Sepa has additionally put flood alerts and warnings in place throughout a lot of the north and north-east, together with the world across the River Don.

Flood alerts are issued for regional areas to assist put together for extreme climate, whereas flood warnings imply instant motion is required.

Extreme flood warnings have been issued in:

  • kintore
  • Kemnay
  • inverurie
  • ballater
  • Aberdeen (Dee)

Flood alerts have been issued in:

  • Aberdeen Metropolis and Aberdeenshire
  • Findhorn, Nairn, Moray and Speyside
  • Caithness and Sutherland
Sea foam throughout unhealthy climate in Johnshaven. Picture: David Mackay/DC Thomson.

Flood warnings have been issued in:

  • marykirk
  • Maryculter
  • bankory
  • Aboyne
  • Spey Viaduct to Spey Bay
  • Boat O’Brig to Spey Viaduct
  • Aberlour, Craigellachie and Dandaleith
  • Orkney Churchill Limitations

Residents in these areas have been instructed to stay vigilant to guard themselves and their properties all through the day and into Saturday, with sandbags accessible at numerous areas through Aberdeenshire Council.

Flooding across the fisherman’s hut at Riverside Drive in Aberdeen. Picture: Paul Glendell/DC Thomson.

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie commented: “This can be a very anxious time for individuals in communities throughout Aberdeenshire. Because the rain continues, it’s testing the outdated infrastructure and ineffective protections in some areas.

“This week I requested Scottish Water to analyze the getting older sewer community within the older a part of Stonehaven, which was linked to current flooding. Properties and companies within the likes of Kemnay and Inverurie can even have a climate eye on the updates immediately.”

A month’s price of rain

In Aberdeen metropolis, the council has needed to shut the pets’ nook in Hazlehead Park because of flooding whereas ranges on the River Dee and River Don have risen considerably.

Maryculter Bridge has additionally been closed as a result of rising river ranges on that part of the River Dee.

It’s understood the River Deveron has burst its banks leading to closures alongside the A96.

The River Dee photographed on Friday morning. Picture: Callum Most important.

Forecasters have mentioned that some areas of upper floor within the amber warning space might see a month’s price of rain inside a few days.

Greater than 3.9ins of rain, and even 5.9ins, is feasible in components of the Grampians and Cairngorms.

Common rainfall for November in Aberdeenshire is 4.4ins which means that if the world does see 5.9ins of rain, greater than a month’s price of rain will fall within the area of simply a few days.

Disruption to public transport

ScotRail has introduced disruption to coach journeys is predicted till round 3pm this afternoon.

Lowered pace limits have been put in place on some strains as a result of extreme climate which is able to trigger delays.

  • The road between Dundee and Aberdeen has been closed because of flooding at a number of websites
  • There are not any trains operating between Aberdeen and Inverness
  • Journeys from Edinburgh and Glasgow as much as Aberdeen and Inverness have been delayed or suspended
  • The Highland Mainline is closed between Dunkeld and Pitlochry, affecting companies to and from Inverness
  • There are not any trains between Inverness and Wick

Practice tickets will likely be accepted on the Stagecoach quantity 73 service between Dundee and Arbroath, whereas three alternative buses will run between Dundee and Aberdeen.

Stagecoach Bluebird has confirmed its companies throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will face delays as a result of extreme climate.

All buses are at present operating round 10 to 25 minutes late.

Anybody planning to journey by public transport is suggested to examine their journey prematurely in case of last-minute cancellations.

What bus journeys are cancelled?

  • The 49 service from Ellon Park and Trip to Inverurie at 2.33pm
  • The 49 service from Inverurie to Ellon Park and Trip at 1.39pm and three.25pm
  • The 69 service from Fraserburgh at 3pm
  • The 69B service from Peterhead to Fraserburgh at 4pm
  • The 301 and 303 buses are unable to function between Aberchirder and Huntly
  • The Prepared 2 Go service which operates in Inverurie is suspended
  • The X63 service from Aberdeen to Peterhead at 4.20pm
  • The 301 service to Huntly
  • The X60 Peterhead to Aberdeen at 3pm and 4.35pm
  • The 201 from Ballater Street at 2.48pm
  • The 201 from Banchory to Aberdeen at 4.05pm
  • All X20 companies will terminate at Kemnay
  • The S21 from Ellon at 3pm
  • Most stops in Alford will likely be missed because of flooding

ferry cancellations

NorthLink ferries to Orkney and Shetland have suffered cancellations since Tuesday because of stormy sea situations.

All of Friday night’s companies have been cancelled, with passengers warned cancellations might proceed into Saturday:

  • Aberdeen to Lerwick – canceled
  • Lerwick to Aberdeen – canceled
  • Kirkwall to Aberdeen – canceled
  • Aberdeen to Kirkwall – canceled

Over on the Western Isles, although the forecast is not as unhealthy, numerous CalMac ferries are topic to cancellations.

These embrace:

  • Uig–Lochmaddy
  • Uig–Tarbert
  • Oban–Colonsay
  • Oban–Lochboisdale
  • Tayinloan–Gigha
  • Fionnphort–Iona

The most recent data will be discovered on CalMac’s Twitter page.

Images present the impression of the climate throughout the north-east

The river has burst its banks in Kintore. Picture: Paul Glendell/DC Thomson
A runner braving the weather in Aberdeen. Picture: Paul Glendell/DC Thomson.
The frequent floor beside Stronsay Drive has flooded. Picture: Edward Gajownick.
Ranges are rising within the River Dee. Picture: Darrell Benns/DC Thomson.
The A90 between Laurencekirk and Fourdon the place police attended to flooding. Picture: Darrell Benns/DC Thomson.
Flooding in Kintore. Picture: Paul Glendell/DC Thomson
The outdated lighthouse at Torry Battery taking a beating from the wind and sea. Picture: Wullie Marr/DC Thomson
Folks braved the wild climate in Aberdeen. Picture: Wullie Marr/DC Thomson.

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