Video: Storm Frank hits Angus

Rivers in Angus have started to burst their banks as Storm Frank batters the country with rain.

The rising River North Esk and associated flooding is giving serious cause for concern in relation to vulnerable properties in the Logie Mill, Craigo and Marykirk areas.

River South Esk earlier today

River South Esk earlier today

In some areas, river levels are higher than have been seen in more than a decade.

Residents have been evacuated from four properties at Logie Mill as a result of the flooding.

Angus Council and its emergency services partners have deployed in the area to monitor the situation assist residents as required.

A rest centre has been established at Montrose Sports Centre, Marine Avenue, Montrose, DD10 8TR, (phone – 01674 662666) for any residents who require to be evacuated.

Those who do not wish, or require, to leave their homes are being provide with appropriate advice.

The local authority and partner agencies are also closely monitoring the rising levels of the River South Esk, with a particular focus on Brechin, Tannadice and Finavon.

Residents should be aware that while the rains appear to have eased, the rainfall is still working its way through the county’s rivers and watercourses.

A number of roads have been closed in Angus today as a result of flooding caused by Storm Frank’s heavy rains.

Road checks continue. If you are out on the roads, please drive according to the conditions and be extremely cautious around surface water, as it can be difficult to judge how deep the water is.

Amongst the routes affected as of lunchtime today are –

• The B955 at Glenclova, the B957 at Justinhaugh, which are closed due to the South Esk overtopping.

• Milton Park at Finavon where bad flooding is being tackled after the South Esk overtopped.

• Water is very high at Tannadice and sandbags are being dispensed the B966.

• The road above Edzell is passable with care.

• The A937 is closed at Marykirk.

• Flooding at Craigo.

• Sandbags have been issued at Logie.

• The B9113 at Tollhouse is passable with care.

Anyone who requires advice or assistance from Angus Council should contact 03452 777 778.

More information and advice for driving in wet weather can be found at Police Scotland’s winter road safety page

Further weather and travel information and advice can be found at:

Met Office weather warnings

Traffic Scotland

Transport Scotland

Ready Scotland