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Renewed calls for action to tackle flooding on roads in Fife

Fife flooding
Several roads in Fife were blocked by flooding on Tuesday night.

There are renewed calls for action to tackle flooding problems in Fife after several roads across the kingdom were left under water.

Torrential rain led to a number of routes being blocked on Tuesday night.

The flooding came just days after the region had been battered by Storm Arwen.

Among the worst-hit areas was Foulford Road in Cowdenbeath, with people asked to avoid it on Tuesday night due to flood water.

Flooding on Cowdenbeath’s Foulford Road

Darren Watt, councillor for the area, said: “Once again, the stretch of road between The Glen Tavern and Leuchatsbeath Drive has been severely impacted by flooding.

“The waves created by passing traffic are affecting neighbouring properties.

“We have had flooding issues in this area for some time and they are ongoing.

“This is having an impact on many local residents and businesses. It is also on a major road and one that leads to both Foulford Primary School and Beath High School.

Calls for investigation into flooding

“I am calling for a major investigation into the cause of the problem here.

“This was just rain, normal weather, it’s not like this was the result of a storm of flash flooding.”

Bill Liddle, service manager at Fife Council, says the local authority is aware of flooding issues in the area and that an investigation into the cause is ongoing.

He added: “We closed the road between 11pm and 4am on Tuesday night while we dealt with the flooding. No properties were affected.”

Yellow warning for ice

It comes as the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in parts of eastern Scotland, including areas of Perthshire and Angus, between 6pm on Wednesday and 10am on Thursday.

It says there could be wintry showers from Wednesday night into Thursday leading to icy patches.

A spokesperson said: “People can expect some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces.

“There will probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

“Some roads and railways likely to be affected by ice and perhaps snow, resulting in longer journey times.”

The latest forecast for Tayside and Fife says temperatures could dip to -4°C between Wednesday and Thursday.

It will cloud over during Thursday afternoon with some rain and snow in the evening and a maximum temperature of just 2°C.

It is expected to be mainly dry and bright on Friday but unsettled over the weekend.

Homes in Perthshire and Angus may go a week without power after Storm Arwen

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