‘Desmond’ causes havoc in area
Storm Desmond brought chaos to Rutherglen over the weekend causing a busy road in the area to be closed off for days.
Dalmarnock Road was closed to business for three days as torrential rainfall in Glasgow over the weekend caused major flooding.
The road had been closed since Saturday after it was hit by heavy overnight rainfall.
It remaiend closed until Monday evening, but, with more rain forecast, the council do have tankers standing by.
Despite the flooding Tesco on Dalmarnock Road had managed to stay open.
Flemington Road in Cambuslang was also closed for a period due to a fallen tree.
Gordon Mackay, Head of Roads and Transportation Services at South Lanarkshire Council said: “We worked over the weekend and all day Monday to remove the flood water from Dalmarnock Road, allowing it to reopen on Monday evening at approximately 5pm. A partial closure of the dedicated lane which leads into the supermarket site remains in place due to the presence of standing water which is continuing to discharge from the drainage gullies onto the road.
“We will continue to remove standing water in an effort to keep the road open and investigations are ongoing to try to fully resolve this problem.
“In terms of the wider Rutherglen and Cambuslang area, the only other major flooding incident occurred on the A724 between Blantyre and Halfway.
“The road needed to be closed on Saturday afternoon and it was reopened early the following morning.”
Diversions from the Dalmarnock Road closure had been going through Rutherglen Main Street and Shawfield.
Scotrail reported no major disruption to their network on the Argyle line although some services were cancelled on Saturday morning.
Many homes experienced some flooding in the area.
Jordan Trainer, who lives in a block of flats on Cambuslang’s Glasgow Road, said: “As we are low down, the water always seems to come into our area and it can be really difficult to get in and out of the building.
“We also have elderly residents in the building so it’s very worrying.”
At the time of going to press, weather warnings were still in place over Rutherglen and Cambuslang for
We have elderly residents in the building so it’s very worrying
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water on Croftfoot Road