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Aberdeen bypass worker rescued after vehicle submerged

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Image caption The bypass is expected to be finished in spring 2018

An Aberdeen bypass worker had to be rescued after his vehicle became submerged in a water-logged ditch.

Transport Scotland said the incident happened at the site of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route near Newmachar Road at about 11:00 on Thursday.

It is understood the worker had to be rescued from the roof of his vehicle which was under several feet of water.

A Transport Scotland spokesman confirmed an investigation had been launched.

The AWPR is due to be finished in spring 2018.

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