Deluge dampens region’s roads

A freak cloudburst caused flooding problems last Friday afternoon, the A755 West oif Twynholm was almost impassable. GG 1211031 12

A freak cloudburst caused flooding problems last Friday afternoon, the A755 West oif Twynholm was almost impassable. GG 1211031 12

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TORRENTIAL rain caused chaos in the region last week as flooding closed the busy A75 for several hours.

The trunk road became submerged in water between Twynholm and Ringford, meaning diversions were put in place via the A711 towards Tongland and back onto the A75.

Flash flooding around Kirkcudbright last Friday afternoon after a torrential cloudburst. GG 1211030 12

Flash flooding around Kirkcudbright last Friday afternoon after a torrential cloudburst. GG 1211030 12

Diggers were brought in to repair the road and make it safe for use after gravel and debris was left strewn across the carriageway following the deluge, which caused two-feet floods in places.

The road reopened mid-afternoon.

And it wasn’t just the Stewartry’s main road which suffered. Many A-roads and farm tracks were completely unpassable with even agricultural vehicles struggling to pass safely.

Firefighters were also called to two houses in Twynholm at lunchtime on the same day after they filled with water.

One appliance from Kirkcudbright attended and used low level water pumps to pump out the flood water.

No one was injured in the incident and firefighters were on scene for approximately two

hours pumping and assisting with salvage. The cause is believed to have been an overflowing stream nearby which had found its way to the properties.