Heavy rain expected over next 48 hours
Published 11 Oct 2012 11:20 3 Comments
WEST Fife drivers are being warned to take extra care as "heavy and persistent" rain is expected to lash parts of Scotland over the next 48 hours.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Fife, Tayside, Strathclyde, Edinburgh and parts of the Lothians, with the downpour expected today (Thursday) and tomorrow.
This could lead to flooding in some places and cause disruption to travel.
The rain will affect most of the country, with a month's average rainfall over two days forecast for certain areas.
Transport Minister Keith Brown said, "Transport Scotland's Multi Agency Response Team (MART) remains on standby and will be activated if required.
"Our operating companies are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to deal with any weather-related issues that arise.
"A number of flood warnings are in place, and SEPA continue will update their warnings and alerts as required.
"A wide range of agencies and organisations are poised to react quickly to the alerts and activate their response plans for the potential impact of heavy rain."
He added that the Traffic Scotland website, electronic traffic signs and traffic internet radio are being used to provide the latest information.
Marc Becker, SEPA hydrology duty manager, added, "SEPA will monitor the situation across the country over the coming days and update its advice accordingly.
"We would encourage people in the areas potentially at risk to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions if travelling.
"Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website or by calling 0845 988 1188."
Full alerts are available at www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings.
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Oct 15, 09:10
hopefully the serious number of blocked roadside drains throughout dunfermline will eventually be dealt with by the roads department.
i suspect that some of the flooding in the area recently was partly caused by blocked drains , some of which are still in fact choked with sand and grit residue from last winter.
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