BRECHIN HIT BY FLASH FLOODS

Brechin Police closed off part of River Street after water pressure cause the road to lift in the flash flooding on Sunday. (Picture by Matthew Neve).
Brechin Police closed off part of River Street after water pressure cause the road to lift in the flash flooding on Sunday. (Picture by Matthew Neve).

Flash floods caused problems across Brechin on Sunday afternoon (writes Shona Beaton).

One street worst affected was Brechin’s River Street, which had to be closed by police after the tar started to lift as a result of the heavy rainfall.

Cars plough through the water on the flooded Montrose Street. (picture by Matthew Neve).

Cars plough through the water on the flooded Montrose Street. (picture by Matthew Neve).

When contacted on Monday a spokesperson from Angus Council said: “In Brechin the road at the bottom of Witchden Road/River Street is closed as the road surface has been damaged by flood water.

“The council had crews out across the area over the weekend working with colleagues in Tayside Fire & Rescue to deal with a number of incidences of flooding.

“Gully clearing machinery and sweepers are out again on Monday in affected areas as work continued to clear surface water.”

Tayside Police also commented that there was bad flooding in Green Den in Farnell as well as towards the Kinnaird area.

Other areas within Brechin which saw flooding as a result of the rain were the corner of Distillery Road/Trinity Road, Southesk Road and St Ninian’s Square.