REGULAR visitors to Forfar’s lochside were met with a watery landscape as Forfar Loch rose to unprecedented levels during the recent downpours.
It really was a case of “rain stopped play” at Strathmore Cricket Club and the adjacent Strathmore Rugby Club at Inchmacoble Park, with the somewhat surreal scene of swans gracefully swimming over the crease at the former whilst the water lapped up near the clubhouse at the latter.
The flooding a week past Sunday followed three days of torrential rain which caused traffic chaos in and around the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas.
Although Brechin saw some of the worst flooding in Angus, Forfar, Glamis and Letham all fell victim to the constant downpours.
Mopping up continued in the Dundee Road leading out of Forfar on Christmas Eve, with residents seen sweeping debris off the road as it spewed from the path leading down from Balmashanner adjacent to Slatefield.
Last Sunday road closures on the A90 A90 northbound at the A926 Kirriemuir junction and the B9134 at Aberlemno caused chaos for those trying to get to Brechin, whilst another casualty was the cancellation of Forfar Road Runner’s annual Plum Pudding Plod on Boxing Day.
Other roads affected by the floods were the C4 at Murroes and B9113 Forfar to Montrose road at Rescobie.
In Forfar, Craig O’Loch Road leading to North Loch Road was closed with Tayside Fire and Rescue personnel called in to pump away the water.
Motorists also had to drive with extreme care on the Glamis Road heading out of Forfar on Christmas Eve.