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Drivers warned 'take care' as flood risk in north east continues

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Image caption Cars attempted and failed to go through the A92 North Anderson Drive at Lang Stracht in Aberdeen

Drivers in the north east have been warned to take care after severe flooding left vehicles submerged and roads closed off.

Emergency services were called out to incidents across Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen overnight with firefighters pumping water away from homes.

Police are still warning of flooding in Aviemore, however, a Met Office warning for rain has been lifted.

Debris and surface water is still affecting a number of routes.

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Image caption Another vehicle submerged just outside a property on Cornhill Road, Aberdeen

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Dundee and Angus had been affected by flooding on Friday.

There were two amber flood warnings from Sepa still in place across these areas on Saturday morning.

A spokesperson said that larger rivers "may respond rapidly" overnight and that flood risk would continue for a time.

Advice on the Sepa website read: "Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. "

Aberdeenshire Council confirmed waters at the River Carron remained intact overnight but the Braehead area was still affected by flood water.

Rain was expected to reduce from 08:00.

Police Scotland tweeted on Friday night: "There's heavy rain across the north east today, expect lots of standing water on the roads.

"Increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead and adjust your speed for the conditions."

However, police and fire services confirmed they had stood down from all incidents by Saturday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "The main issue was blocked drains which have been handed over to the roads department.

"We assisted with pumping water away from premises."

What roads have been affected?

  • Aberdeen - The B979 Clinterty - Kirkton of Skene Road was closed
  • A1 was closed at Haddington because of flooding, local diversions are in place
  • The A944 Lang Stracht badly affected in stretches
  • A92 North Anderson Drive at Lang Stracht also affected by rain
  • A92 at Lochgelly was down to one lane after an accident - queues in both directions, northbound stretching back to Cowdenbeath
  • The A76 at New Cumnock was closed following an accident, this affected traffic between Cumnock and Sanquhar
  • A915 Standing Stane Road in Fife was closed between Leven and Kirkcaldy following an accident
  • A955 high Road through East Wymess was closed due to flooding
  • Surface water on motorways across the central belt on M8, M9 and the Edinburgh City Bypass
  • Debris on the M73 northbound near J2 BAillieston which appears to be a set of ladders

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