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Flooding leaves vehicles submerged as heavy rain hits Aberdeen

The city centre and beach were worst hit on Tuesday afternoon, with travel affected across the city.

Polmuir road in Aberdeen during flooding on July 7 2015. Free photo from viewer
Katie Wight

Cars were left submerged by flood water after torrential rain and stormy weather battered Aberdeen.

The city centre and beach were worst hit on Tuesday afternoon, with travel affected across the city.

Firefighters attended more than 20 incidents - including leading 30 children to safety from a nursery - while the council handed out sandbags.

Jesmond Drive partially collapsed in the flooding and Polmuir Gardens, Jack's Brae, Holburn Street, Anderson Drive, Market Street, Hardgate, Portree Avenue, Froghall Road and Golf Road were all badly hit.

Bus services were disrupted and travellers were warned to expect delays on public transport.

Polmuir road in Aberdeen during flooding on July 7 2015. Free photo from viewer
Katie Wight
Polmuir road in Aberdeen during flooding on July 7 2015. Free photo from viewer

Vehicles submerged on Polmuir Road

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "We assisted with an evacuation of 30 children from Fountainhall Nursery on St Swithin Street as water levels rose."

Animals at Mrs Murray's Home for Stray Dogs and Cats were relocated to another part of the Seaton shelter because of flooding.

A spokeswoman said: "Our bottom kennel for re-homing is flooded. All dogs are safe and dry and relocated to other areas here."

Springfield road during flooding in Aberdeen on July 7 2015.
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Drain overflows on Springfield Road

Flooding in Aberdeen during rain on July 7 2015. Free photo from Fubar News
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Cars stranded in deluge

A Met Office forecaster added: “Scattered heavy showers are expected to develop across northern parts of Scotland during Tuesday afternoon. Some of these will become heavy and thundery across the north east and perhaps across Easter Ross and Inverness.

“The showers will be slow moving and as a result there is the potential for large rainfall accumulations here in a short period of time.”

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