Hapless Edinburgh van driver gets stuck in 'flooded road' as police make discovery

The van was stuck in the water
-Credit: (Image: Road Policing Scotland)


An Edinburgh van driver got stuck after attempting to drive through a flooded road on Friday, May 24.

Police officers came across the vehicle on Friday afternoon with the driver seemingly getting themselves into a spot of bother as a result of their attempts to drive through the road.

Images shared on X, formally known as Twitter, shows the van completely at a halt with the road having been closed by officers. It comes as Edinburgh was battered with heavy downpours as a yellow weather warning hit the capital.

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According to Road Policing Scotland, the driver attempted to 'drive into a flooded road' with officers urging other members of the public to not do the same.

Writing on X, they said: "#EdinburghRP came across this van today, please don't drive into a flooded road like this driver did. It's a very expensive repair. #DriveSafely".

Edinburgh faced flooding chaos on Thursday evening, May 23, sparking mayhem for many residents and drivers. The Edinburgh City Bypass was closed in both directions at Dreghorn by 8.30pm after the westbound lane closed at 3.50pm.

Traffic ground to a halt across the bypass with many rivers finding themselves in gridlock for four hours.

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With the yellow weather warning for Edinburgh now over, the city looks set to recover as roads reopen and flood damage control continues.

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