Brechin hit by floods

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Residents in Brechin’s River Street are on high alert at the River South Esk continues to rise.

The river is expected to peak in the early afternoon, but water has already spilled on to the road, and in to some gardens in the area. Angus Council have set up a rest centre at Brechin High School for affected residents.

Residents at Drumachlie Loan in Brechin have also been badly hit by the wet weather, with flood waters forcing a road closure. Residents have said the area was particularly bad yesterday (Saturday) evening.

Locals in Inchbare have also been battling with floods, as the River South Esk overflowed in the area yesterday.

Parkview Bowling Club has also been hit by flooding, with the bowling green completely submerged under water.

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency currently have flood warnings in place for both Brechin and Inchbare,

The Met Office have a yellow alert for rain in place up until 6 p.m. this evening for Angus, although the rain is expected to end in the afternoon, but more is forecast for tomorrow night.

Angus Council are providing updates via their twitter account (@AngusCouncil). To keep up to date with flood alerts and warnings, go to http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

To keep up with road closures, go to http://trafficscotland.org/weather/index.aspx?regionid=3&b=a1896

For futher information, see the January 3 edition of the Brechin Advertiser. If you have been affected by flooding, let us know by emailing news@brechinadvertiser.com