River levels throughout the North-east are being closely monitored as the persistent rain of the last few days shows now sign of easing.
Flood alerts are in place for the Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City region and specific warnings have been issued for Maryculter, Kintore, Inverurie, Ballater and Aberdeen at the River Dee.
Sandbags are available from the local authorities for residents who require them. In Aberdeen, these are available from the West Tullos Depot.
Aberdeenshire Council is making around 700 sandbags available today at their depot on Harlaw Way and sandbags will also be deposited at key areas in Port Elphinstone where it is felt there is the greatest risk of flooding.
There are a number of road closures in the region due to flooding.
They are: A93 Ballater to Braemar due to the closure of the Invercauld Bridge. There is no access from Tomintoul into Braemar
A937 at Marykirk
A93 one mile east of Crathie due to the road being washed away. Alternative route between Ballater and Crathie via B976 South Deeside Road
Mill of Steirn to Ballater long term closure due to damage
B974 Banchory to Fettercairn
B976 between Strachan and Feughside Inn
B976 South Deeside Road at Inchmarnoch between Ballater and Dinnet
B977 Fintray to Kintore
B979 Netherley Road at Maryculter Bridge
B979 between Hatton of Fintray and Blackburn
B993 between Inverurie and Whiterashes
B9005 Methlick to Ythanbank
B9015 Kingston to Garmouth, Moray
B9077 South Deeside Road between Leggart Terrace and the junction with the B979
Others are passable with care:
Unclassified Kingsfield Road Kintore to Kinellar
A980 Alford to B9119 road at Craigievar Hall
A97 at Lumsden
A944 Strathdon to Colnabaichin between Corgarff and Bellabeg.
The North Deeside Road is also affected by standing water, particularly between Dinnet and Banchory and drivers are urged to drive with care.