Fife was hit by traffic chaos and closures to a school, gallery, leisure centre and a college campus after major flooding hit the region.
The Standing Stane road was described as “like a river” after a downpour hit the region, with Kirkcaldy seemingly the worst affected.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) issued a flood alert affecting the whole of the kingdom on Monday.
Roads including the Kirkcaldy Esplanade and the A92 were badly affected by the deluge. Major delays were reported on roads across the town.
Children were also flooded out of their classrooms as the persistent heavy rain affected Burntisland Primary School, with youngsters moved to the school’s north wing due to water coming into the building.
Fife College’s Kirkcaldy campus was forced to close due to damage caused by the conditions. It will only open on Tuesday for students sitting exams and certain members of staff.
A statement from the college reads: “The Kirkcaldy campus will be open tomorrow only for students sitting exams and staff who are supporting them – it will remain closed to all other staff and students. This closure is due to internal damage caused by the weather.
“A further update will be made tomorrow afternoon (June 25). Sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
KIRKCALDY CAMPUS CLOSURE The Kirkcaldy campus will be open tomorrow ONLY for students sitting exams and staff who are…
Kirkcaldy Galleries, which houses the town’s museum, art gallery and library, was also forced to close early due to flooding. Staff said it would not reopen until Wednesday.
Elsewhere, firefighters in Kirkcaldy had to pump water from their own fire station in Dunnikier Road, while they were also called to help a stricken householder in Dysart.
The town’s leisure centre has also been closed due to “unforeseen circumstances” said to have been brought on by the downpour.
Staff posted to Facebook: “Due to unforeseen circumstances we have been forced to close the building to the public for the remainder of today.
“We expect to be open again tomorrow, we will update you with further information as soon as we can.”
Customer Notice – 24th June 2019Due to unforeseen circumstances we have been forced to close the building to the…
Thunderstorms battered the region on Monday afternoon.
Traffic Scotland posted: “Drivers in Fife are advised to use caution due to surface water affecting driving conditions.”
Meanwhile, a burst water pipe has caused flooding on Methilhaven Road near Aberhill Bus Depot in Methil.
In a video posted online, cars can be seen attempting to circumvent a section in the middle of the road as water gushes out.
Elsewhere one Twitter user reported people “stranded on top of their cars” in Edinburgh.
The A90 Perth to Edinburgh road was said to be badly hit by flooding south of the Forth with the route restricted in birth directions due to heavy rainfall at Cramond Brig for some time.
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— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) June 24, 2019
— Vonny LeClerc (@vonny_bravo) June 24, 2019
A90, Miller and carter, queensferry road, Edinburgh. This is where they were speed trapping this morning.. Now there's broken down cars stranded everywhere but the council and police are nowhere to be seen, sound familiar?Several roads affected, in my opinion this is too deep for a car, risk it at your own judgement, but if the engine gets water in, it will destroy it instantly.
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Road full of water just next to kirkcaldy Morrison. Traffic it's very slow there
— Caroline (@Tweetypie262) June 24, 2019
The Sepa flood alert reads: “A flood alert has been issued for Fife. Heavy thundery rain is possible on Monday afternoon which may lead to surface water flooding impacts.
“This could cause disruption due to flooding from local surface water runoff and over-spilling of small watercourses.
“Due to the nature of the rainfall, it is difficult to predict which areas are most at risk, however the overall risk is expected to decline by the end of the day. Members of the public are advised to check Traffic Scotland website before travelling.”
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