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Glasgow shopping centre closes after ‘flooding’ as Scotland hit with storms

A Glasgow shopping centre has been forced to close, with customers reporting it has partly “flooded”.

Saturday should be one of the busiest days of the week at Glasgow’s Springburn Shopping Centre but it has been shut temporarily.

In an announcement on Facebook at around 2:30pm today, the shopping centre warned they had closed due to an “incident”.

They added: “The incident is as a result of something out with our control and we are doing all we can to make the centre safe again.

“There is no criminality involved, this has occurred due to a weather event and other factors. Rest assured we are doing all we can and apologies for any inconvenience caused.”

A spokesperson for the shopping centre told the Daily Record: “There was a problem in a water system not linked to us that caused part of that system to overflow and not carry water away in the normal manner, instead sending it into the centre.

“As a result, we had to for safety reasons close and clean away significant quantities of dirty water.

“We understand that the system problem has since been attended to and we hope and expect to be operating normally again on Sunday.”

Dramatic photos taken by a customer who turned up to go shopping only to find the centre was “flooded” showed the extent of the problem.

Krystle snapped the pictures at the entrance to the typically bustling shopping centre earlier today.

A large pool of “dirty water” water can be seen blocking the entrance, which has been taped off.

The shopping centre remains closed but is expected to open tomorrow.

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