Flooding brings chaos for Kirkintilloch residents

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FED-UP residents have called for action to be taken to sort out a major flooding problem on the pavement outside their homes.

Just two days ago heavy rainfall flooded the outside of flats at the junction of Townhead in Kirkintilloch.

It was so bad that residents could only get in and out of the building by getting soaked.

Michael Horne (36), who has lived there for more than two years, said: “Water had started coming in the close. I couldn’t get out and I’ve a dog.

“I had to put a bit of wood over bricks so my daughter could get out and go to school.

“The water was about two feet deep. It’s a disgrace. “Every time it rains it’s like this and people can’t get by.”

East Dunbartonshire Council said it’s taking action.

Grace Irvine, director of neighbourhood services, said: “Following heavy rainfall there is an issue with a build up of surface water in Townhead and, having carried out surveys to establish the cause of this, we have discovered a restriction within the pipe work which lies under the carriageway.

“The upgrading works have been scheduled to be carried out in July this year and although these works will cause traffic disruption at the busy Townhead junction they will resolve the flooding issue.”

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