Evening Express

Flooding causes chaos across Aberdeen

Submerged cars in Aberdeen's Polmuir Road.

A SUMMER storm has hit Aberdeen, bringing with it torrential rain, thunder, lightning – and severe flooding.

Police have issued a warning to motorists to take care on the water-logged roads while Aberdeen City Council have started delivering sandbags to affected businesses and roads.

Reader Callum McKain braved the weather and took this atmospheric video of the flooding around Aberdeen.

Dramatic footage from Twitter user @DrewJarviesComb showed the scale of the flooding around Golf Road in the city.

Jesmond Drive, between Newburgh Drive and Jesmond Avenue, has been closed for emergency repairs after the heavy rain damaged the surface.

Reader Jacqui Watson sent us some footage of what motorists had to endure before the road was closed.

Forecasters have warned flooding could affect the area tonight and into tomorrow.

Polmuir Road in Aberdeen is one of the worst affected streets

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “Roads across the city have been affected, particularly in the city centre and beach area, along with Ferryhill and near the River Dee. Streets known to be affected by flooding include Polmuir Gardens, Jack’s Brae, Holburn Street, Anderson Drive, Market Street (south-bound between Virginia Street junction and Union Square turn-off), Hardgate, Portree Avenue, Froghall Road and Golf Road.

“The Maritime Museum and The Winter Gardens in Duthie Park have both been closed.

“Roads are likely to be affected for several hours, with the water levels predicted to rise and fall during this time.

“The Tullos Road Depot has extra vehicles out just now, including gully cleaners.”

Aberdeen International Airport is also affected. Nearby roads are under water and the terminal has also flooded.

A spokesman for Aberdeen International Airport said: “We are experiencing some localised flooding in the terminal, but the airport is fully operational with only a few delays in place.”

Meanwhile, ScotRail has announced that there is disruption to services between Inverness and Aberdeen.

In the city centre, South College Street is badly affected by flooding.

Staff at the Bon Accord Centre also had to take quick action when water began to pour from the roof.

Water leaks into the Bon Accord Centre. Picture by @dchristie24

Even Monsoon was affected!

A spokesperson for Bon Accord & St Nicholas said: “As a result of the unprecedented rainfall in Aberdeen today, both the Bon Accord and St Nicholas malls and car parks experienced a number of isolated leaks and flooding. Our maintenance team is currently working to resolve the issues and we’d like to apologise to our shoppers for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Golf Road next to Pittodrie is currently under several inches of water.

Cars are becoming stuck in the floodwater in Golf Road. Picture by Lauren Donegan