Roads closed and parks affected due to flooding last week

Several roads are still closed and parks, green spaces, playparks and woodlands are waterlogged in Aberdeen due to the heavy rain and flooding last week.

Aberdeen City Council staff are assessing damage carried out to Millside Street, Redmoss Road, Inchgarth Road and Hope Farm Road (known as Forrit Brae) before repairs can take place.

In addition, there will be a temporary prohibition of driving on Hopetoun Grange, between its junctions with Hope Farm Road and Hopetoun Terrace, from 8am to 6pm on 17 January, 2016. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. The measures are necessary to protect public safety during ironwork repairs being carried out by Scottish Water. Temporary traffic lights will be in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm. An alternate route is available via Hope Farm Road, A96 Inverurie Road, and Sclattie Park.

People should also be aware many parks, playparks, green areas and woodlands are still waterlogged. Seaton Park was particularly affected, as were Allan Park in Cults, and parts of Duthie Park.

Aberdeen City Council Communities, Housing and Infrastructure convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: "Our roads engineers are assessing damaged roads just now before any remedial work can be undertaken.

"These roads are a priority for us but we won't know when they will be opened until they have been fully assessed and work starts.

"Until all the water drains away from the flooded areas, there will be problems around the city, particularly in parks and other green areas. Again, they will be assessed once the water drains away as there will be remedial work needing to be carried out, or debris needing to be cleared.

"We ask people to be patient at this time as the assessments and remedial work takes place."