Edinburgh flooding: Dramatic images show local park submerged in water amid yellow warning

Inch Nursery
-Credit: (Image: Inch Nursery)

Edinburgh Council has closed West Princes Street Gardens and Inch Park until further notice.

Heavy rain has caused chaos on Thursday with localised flooding reported throughout the city.

Images posted by the council show the path in Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens submerged in water.

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This comes as a yellow weather warning is in place until 3am on Friday.

Locals have been urged to take caution as the Water of Leith has burst its banks in some areas. Flood gates at Baird Drive and Rocheid Colonies are being closed with localised flooding reported in Stockbridge, Rocheid path, Bonnington, Katesmill, and Bogsmill.

Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh Princes Street Gardens -Credit:Edinburgh City Council

The Council wrote: "Due to flooding both West Princes Street Gardens and Inch Park are closed until further notice. A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain is in place covering Edinburgh until the early hours of Friday morning."

The City Bypass has been closed both ways at Dreghorn due to flooding on the road, causing drivers to wait for two hours with traffic coming to a standstill.

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