Flooding causes more misery for motorists

Above: cycling (and football) may prove difficult at the waterlogged King George V Park. Below: Roadworks and flooding at Thornliebank Road caused further chaos on the roads.
Above: cycling (and football) may prove difficult at the waterlogged King George V Park. Below: Roadworks and flooding at Thornliebank Road caused further chaos on the roads.

FLOODING caused chaos for commuters this week as heavy rainfall affected the whole of Scotland and prompted a Met Office weather warning.

Downpours on Monday and Tuesday led to flooded roads, delayed train services and traffic disruption across Glasgow — and in the southside, drivers were among the worst affected.

Motorists travelling on Thornliebank Road were forced to a halt as flooding worsened heavy single-lane traffic, due to roadworks ongoing until December 23. Roads joined by the nearby roundabout, including Pollokshaws and Nether Auldhouse roads, were also affected.

Lindsay Pond, from Thornliebank, told The Extra: “It took over an hour for me to get to work yesterday — what would normally be a 10 minute journey.”

Southsiders reported a car trapped under the Haggs Road railway bridge, and over at King George V Park in Thornliebank, football pitches and pathways were once again flooded.

An alert remained in place for Strathclyde until 10.30am this morning.

Removing the flood alert, a statement from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency read: “Further rainfall is not expected. River levels have peaked and will continue to fall during Wednesday.”

However, further rain is predicted for the weekend, with relatively clear skies today and tomorrow making way to more rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A Met Office spokesman said that the forecast “looks unsettled into the weekend and indeed into the start of next week as well.”