Flooding caused chaos across Carrick

Flooding engulfed Girvan's North Park Avenue once again on Friday.
Flooding engulfed Girvan's North Park Avenue once again on Friday.

Flooding caused chaos across Carrick on Friday as major road networks were closed off.

Overnight rainfall on Thursday night and into Friday morning caused three landslips on the A77 south of Girvan.

Ther torrential rain left Girvan's North Park Avenue flooded on Friday morning.

Ther torrential rain left Girvan's North Park Avenue flooded on Friday morning.

The trunk road was closed off until just after 6pm on Friday after landslips befell just north of the ferry port at Cairnyran, at Marchburn near the South Ayrshire border with Dumfries and Galloway and at Carlock Hill, five miles south of Ballantrae. The A714 road from Girvan-Newton Stewart was also closed for most of the day on Friday due to a landslide at Laggansarroch near Pinmore.

This left anyone wishing to get to the port at Cairnryan or to Stranraer with a two hour plus diversion through the A713 at Dalmellington and then from the A75 at Castle Douglas before carrying on the A75 from Newton Stewart to Stranraer.

Trains were also cancelled from Girvan to Ayr due to flooding between Girvan and the old line at Kilkerran with this problem lasting into Saturday morning with passengers being bussed from Girvan up to Ayr. Girvan’s North Park Avenue was once again a victim of serious flooding which left a deluge of sewage and mess in the area.

Residents in the area have spoken to Councillor Alec Clark about the problem which affects this part of Girvan two or three times a year and the Councillor says he has spoken to the council’s head of road services to try and get it fixed.

Part of the landslip on the A77 south of Ballantrae on Friday.

Part of the landslip on the A77 south of Ballantrae on Friday.

Schools were also closed on Friday due to the road closures with the council taking the decision to close Primary Schools at Barrhill and Ballantrae. School pupils in these areas were also unable to attend Sacred Heart Primary in Girvan or Girvan Academy as a result of the landslips to the roads.