Heavy rain in Scotland causes travel chaos

Roshina Jowaheer
Heavy rain in Scotland causes travel chaos
Heavy rain in Scotland causes travel chaos

Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scotland has seen train services disrupted, roads closed and houses flooded as heavy rain swept across the country last night.

There were rush-hour delays in Glasgow at Queens Street station with trains affected by floods this morning. Grampian Police said a road was closed one mile south of Strathdon and that the deep water was only passable with 4x4s.

In Fife, the Fire and Rescue Service received six callouts due to flooding at 11pm last night. Kilmany saw two houses flooded and firefighters in Rosyth were working to divert water ways from homes and a school playground was flooded.

Tayside Police said river levels were extremely high but there were no reports of major flooding in the area this morning. Officers warned drivers to take care on the roads.

ScotRail said a number of train services had been affected by rain with some services suspended across the network.

'We are running as robust a service as possible and apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by circumstances outwith our control,' a ScotRail spokeswoman said.

ScotRail said customers should check their website for more information or use the station platform help points.

But there could be more to come for Scotland as forecasters say there is more rain on its way.

Forecaster at MeteoGroup Matt Dobson said: 'Today, I think the worst is over for now. There is still rain around but it won't be as heavy.

'But more rain is on the way. On Friday night there is a band of rain which will be quite heavy moving across Scotland.

'There is a very showery weekend to come as well. Some places have seen a month's rainfall in the last few days, but I think the worst is over.

'As the ground is saturated with water, flooding will be more likely.'

MeteoGroup said Salsburgh, between Glasgow and Edinburgh, saw at total of 55mm of rain fall from last night to this morning.

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