Scotland

Floods continue to affect travel in north of Scotland

Aberdeen flooding Image copyright PAuline Cook
Image caption Parts of Aberdeen were hit by flooding

Bad weather has continued to cause disruption in the north of Scotland with several travel routes affected.

The A96 is closed at Huntly and several other roads in the north east are shut or only passable with care.

Police are advising drivers to take extra care in the Inverness area, especially on the A9 and A96 around the Raigmore Interchange.

No trains are running between Keith and Elgin because of flooding, affecting the Inverness-Aberdeen service.

In the west, surface water is affecting the A835 through Ullapool.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said the stretch of coastline from Findhorn to Lossiemouth and the Kingston and Spey Bay areas were likely to be affected by high tides.

Three schools have been closed because of the weather in the Highlands - Balloch and Avoch primary schools and Millburn Academy in Inverness.

Highland Council also said parts of Portmahomack, Dingwall, Nairn and Golspie had been affected by flooding.

Residents in Orkney and Shetland were also being warned of potential coastal flooding.


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