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Waterlogged Aberdeen braced for more flooding

Parts of Aberdeen in Scotland have been affected by severe flooding after recent heavy rain led to swollen rivers and damaged roads.

An historic Abergeldie Castle in Aberdeenshire is reportedly at risk of collapse after rising waters of the River Dee swept away about 60ft of land behind the property.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" warning for Grampian, Central, Tayside and Fife, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued more than 30 flood warnings.

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Forth Road Bridge to reopen from Wednesday

The Forth Road Bridge is to reopen from Wednesday. Credit: PA

The Forth Road Bridge is to reopen to all vehicles except heavy goods vehicles from 6am on Wednesday, Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay has said.

The bridge was closed two weeks ago for repairs after the discovery of cracks in defective steel work.

It had previously been announced that the bridge would be closed until the New Year.

However, Mr McKay said interim repair work had now been completed, meaning the bridge could be opened earlier than expected.

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