Inverclyde Now Logo TEN Years Ago… Inverclyde Faced Flooding And Crash Gridlock

19 November, 2019 | Single Pages

Cumberland Road

TEN years ago today, flooding caused evening rush-hour road and rail chaos across Inverclyde — and a crash in Gourock added to the gridlock.

Three people had to be rescued by firefighters from cars stuck in Cumberland Road, Greenock. One was taken hospital for a check-up following the ordeal.

The A8 East Hamilton Street was flooded with one lane shut in each direction.

Traffic was also queuing in both directions at Battery Park, Greenock and Inverkip Road at Orangefield, below, was also affected.

Unrelated to the flooding, a car overturned and landed on its roof in Kempock Street, Gourock, below, resulting in the main route through the town being closed leading to severe congestion on back roads.

A woman was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by firefighters.

Trains were not stopping at Greenock West Station, below, because of flooding.

Rail services to Wemyss Bay were starting and finishing at Port Glasgow with alternative transport being arranged.

Fire crews were also being called to houses and businesses affected by water.

West Station