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Flooding update: Warnings now extended to parts of Kemnay, Inverurie and Turriff areas


By David Porter

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As of 8.30am on Sunday October 4, flood warnings are now in place for parts of Kemnay, Inverurie and Turriff as well as those highlighted for Aberdeenshire yesterday : Stonehaven, Kintore, Ballater, Huntly and Maryculter.

Full details are available on SEPA’s website at: https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

For Turriff this covers the entirety of the Haughs as river levels are expected to be high from around 9am through till late afternoon/early evening on Sunday.

Flood warnings are in place along the River Deveron at Turriff
Flood warnings are in place along the River Deveron at Turriff

The Turriff wastewater treatment works and agricultural land along the river in this area are at risk from flooding during this time.

At Inverurie the Uryside and River Don area is affected and in Kemnay the situation affects the Milton Meadows and Kembhill Park areas.

A temporary barrier has been put in place at Kembhill Park in Kemnay and local teams are continuing to monitor water levels and taking steps to close roads and offer advice to residents where necessary.

Engineers are carrying out safety checks at various bridges across the Rivers Don, Deveron and North Esk.

Flooding on the Ythan in Ellon.
Flooding on the Ythan in Ellon.

In Ellon while no formal flood warning has been put in place, levels along the Ythan and the Modley Burn continue to rise.

Water levels are expected to remain high throughout the day and a shifting, prolonged pattern of weather is likely to continue to cause disruption to travel.



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