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Sunday, 8 September, 2002, 16:44 GMT 17:44 UK
In pictures: Flash floods hit Inverness
Torrential rain has led to flash flooding in the Highland city of Inverness.

Roads were closed and train services were disrupted after the downpour left parts of the city under water on Sunday.

Our pictures show the scale of the flooding which prompted police to urge drivers not to approach the city.

Man leaving flooded house
The conditions posed problems for local residents

Flooded car park
Water levels rose in several parts of the city

Vehicles in water
Motorists were urged not to travel by police

Dingy
Rescuers helped 13 staff and guests escape a hotel

Hotel guests
Dinghies were commandeered to rescue guests

Damaged road
A number of roads were closed or badly affected

Damaged road to roundabout
Police said some drivers were ignoring warning signs

Large puddle
Many cars struggled through the difficult conditions

Landslide
Some roads have been blocked by landslides

Waterfall
The heavy rain affected areas around the Highland city
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