THE Wee County was hit with severe flooding earlier this week – and disruptions have continued in the days since.

The A91 through Tillicoultry had to be closed on Tuesday (August 4) as a multi-agency response dealt with “significant flooding” in the town.

Local group Tideco said Tilly Burn burst its banks at 7pm that day, and “a number of properties” were affected.

A council spokesperson told the Advertiser: "19 properties were contacted for evacuation as a precaution, two wished to remain in upper flats and other residents taken to Ben Cleuch centre.  

"All found alternative accommodation last night and assessments will be made of properties."

And on Facebook on Wednesday, the council said: “The A91 has now re-opened at the Tillicoultry Burn, between Golf View and Upper Mill Street after the severe flooding.

"To allow for repairs, traffic lights will be in use later today.”

In a further update on Thursday, the council said: "Burnside Farm Road and Ochil Road, Alva between Silverburn Gardens and Strude Street has been closed for investigative work.

"The diversion route is via A91 East Stirling Street - Brook Street - Ochil Road and vice versa. Apologies for any inconvenience."

Shifting from roads to paths, the local authority has also announced that a large section of the footpath in Tillicoultry Glen has been dislodged - and the area should be avoided.

"Due to heavy rain and flooding, an approx 15ft section of footpath has been washed away half way up Tillicoultry Glen," the update said.

It added: "Closure signs are being attached.

"Nobody should attempt to cross this section of path – you will be putting yourselves and others at significant risk."

Forth Valley Police Division said areas in Tilly affected by the flooding include Upper Mill Street, Lower Mill Street, Hareburn Road and Park Street.