'Several cars towed' after heavy flooding at train station

Glasgow City Council confirmed the flooding at Clarence Drive, in Glasgow, was down to 'heavy rainfall'.

‘Several cars towed’ after flooding under Glasgow’s Hyndland train station Supplied

A local resident has hit out after heavy flooding near a train station in Glasgow has resulted in cars being towed.

Footage from Clarence Drive, near Hyndland train station, shows cars attempt to make their way through deep water at 7am on Thursday.

The concerned resident said: “This has been going on for at least 12 hours near Hyndland Station and several cars have been towed already. Is there any help from Glasgow City Council?”

The council confirmed the road was hit by “heavy rainfall” and confirmed it was responding to the incident.

A spokesperson said: “This spot is prone to flooding due to the lay of the land and the city was affected by heavy rainfall yesterday and into this morning.

“Water runs down Clarence Drive from both sides, bringing leaves and silt with it, and this all accumulates at the foot of the hill under the railway bridge.

“Where places are prone to flooding, we will clear the drains three times a year.

“When heavy rainfall is forecast, we put additional vehicles on stand-by to help deal with flooding incidents.

“Our Roads team last cleared the drains at this location on October 11 this year.

“We will be back today to remove any debris blocking the drains and clear the flooding.”

It comes after yellow weather warnings for rain were put in place for large parts of Scotland as the country prepared to be battered by Storm Claudio.

Aberdeen City Council said they responded to 55 reports of flooding across the area and urged drivers to avoid attempting to get through flood water, after a night of torrential rain.

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