Severe weather causes major disruption across West Fife
Published 26 Sep 2012 11:00 1 Comment
TRAFFIC chaos hit West Fife this morning after heavy rainfall and strong winds overnight caused roads to flood and left homes without power.
Commuters were hit as road closures and hazardous driving conditions caused tailbacks in Dunfermline, Rosyth and Inverkeithing.
Homes in Oakley were among 2,000 across Scotland that were left without power this morning after a thunder and lightning storm knocked out their grid and residents reported being woken up by a loud bang around 5am.
Flooding at Kings Road in Rosyth brought the town to a standstill, and the A823 Queensferry Road northbound exit of the M90 was closed for more than an hour due to surface water. Motorists also reported heavy traffic travelling in and out of Rosyth on the A985 and at Waggon Road in Crossford.
Traffic Scotland have issued travel warnings for the Fife region and advised commuters to exercise caution due to surface water on a number of major routes.
The A90 approach to the Forth Road Bridge at Inverkeithing is still down to one lane and was badly affected during rush hour traffic while the A921 at Aberdour has been closed due to a landslip.
Park Road Primary School and Nursery in Rosyth are both partially closed this morning - the second time in two months that it has been affected by flood water.
The B981 Inverkeithing to Crossgates road remains closed, while the B16 Bogside to Culross road has reopened after being closed earlier this morning due to a fallen tree.
The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for Fife on Monday as the region prepared for severe rain and gusts of up to 75mph.
Dry weather is expected across West Fife for the next two days, though heavy showers will return on Friday.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 26 Sep 12
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