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Drivers warned of disruption after fallen tree partially blocks A87; Traffic Scotland warning comes amid restrictions on Skye Bridge, and pleas for care on the Dornoch and Kessock bridges


By Philip Murray

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The tree fell on a section of the A87 next to Loch Duich. Picture: Traffic Scotland.
The tree fell on a section of the A87 next to Loch Duich. Picture: Traffic Scotland.

MOTORISTS using the A87 have been warned to expect possible delays after a tree was blown over in high winds and partially blocked the road.

The tree fell over just to the south of Inverinate.

“A fallen tree is partially blocking the road - please take care on approach and expect delays,” said a Traffic Scotland spokesman.

The incident comes amid a yellow Met Office weather warning for high winds as Storm Brendan batters Wester Ross.

CalMac ferry services have been disrupted by the storms, and the Skye Bridge was earlier closed to high-sided vehicles amid increasing wind speeds.

Elsewhere, the Dornoch and Kessock bridges were subject to travel advisories, with Traffic Scotland urging motorists to take extra care when crossing them. They remained open to all vehicles at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, a separate weather warning for snow and ice was issued for the early hours of Tuesday morning.


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