Couple dares to cross partially collapsed road near Queen’s Scottish castle

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:43 GMT, Jan 1, 2016 |

Heavy flooding hit northern Britain on Wednesday (December 30) and amongst power cuts and evacuations, one couple took a risky route home by driving on a partially collapsed road near the Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish Balmoral estate.

Newly-engaged Adam Purrier and Christine Timms were on their way home to Royal Leamington Spa, in England’s West Midlands, after a week break in Tomintoul in Cairngorms National Park.

Their route was hampered by severe flooding as the River Dee burst its banks.

A video filmed by Timms showed the pair driving along a road after its right lane had collapsed into the water.

The Environment Agency said on Wednesday Britain had faced an extraordinary period of severe weather and flooding in December, with consultants PwC warning that the latest deluge from Storm Frank could take total losses above three billion pounds ($4.5 billion).