Serious flooding causes huge disruptions to travel across Aberdeenshire

Take care out there this morning folks as you travel to work - for the few that might be able to get there!

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 8:48 am
Take care if driving in Aberdeenshire this morning, due to serious flooding across the area. Picture : John Devlin.
Take care if driving in Aberdeenshire this morning, due to serious flooding across the area. Picture : John Devlin.

We’re receiving reports of a large number of roads that are flooded and impassable, or only driveable with extreme caution.

Police advised motorists to drive with care in the area.

The Met Office warning says that heavy rain will continue through Thursday morning, leading to further accumulations of 0.6in (15mm) for north-east Scotland with a few places perhaps seeing a further 1.2in-1.6in (30mm-40mm).

Follow Police Scotland on Twitter @PolScotRoadsNE for information about road closures in the North-East.

Information about flood alerts can be found on the Floodline website.

Information about weather warnings is available from the Met Office website.

If you don’t have to travel at present, then it’s better you don’t. Stay in, stay safe.

Roads affected that we know of so far are:

A90 at Toll of Birness and Ellon bypass (blocked at Ellon bypass)

A92 near the B&Q roundabout

A944 Straik Road Elrick (flooding beyond Tesco roundabout)

A947 between Oldmeldrum & Dyce (blocked at Newmachar / Kingseat junction)

B1905 between Turriff & A98 junction

B9170 between Oldmeldrum & Inverurie (blocked at Hoodles)

B9005 between Methlick & Ellon (just passable)

B999 between Tarves and Aberdeen (just passable)

A96 Great Northern Road at St Machar Drive (surface water)

A948 passing Brewdog is flooded, take care here as the flood is hidden until the last minute.

Coast road from Torry to Altens is badly flooded at the rail bridge before Doonies Farm heading south.

B997 between Bridge of Don and Parkhill Junction. Some places are passable staying to the middle of the road.