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Scottish Environment Protection Agency flood alert for Easter Ross and Great Glen remains in place; but Sepa expects conditions to improve as day progresses


By Philip Murray

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The area covered by the flood alert for Easter Ross and the Great Glen. Picture: Sepa.
The area covered by the flood alert for Easter Ross and the Great Glen. Picture: Sepa.

A FLOOD alert remained in place for Easter Ross and the Great Glen on Monday morning, following yesterday's torrential rains across much of the Highlands.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued the alert on Sunday and, although it remained in place at 8.30am on Monday, the body expects conditions to improve as the day progresses.

A spokesman said: "River levels remain high and there is the potential for some ongoing disruption due to surface water flooding across the area. The situation is expected to improve into Monday.

"Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

"If you haven't already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup ."

The Floodline quick dial number for the Easter Ross and Great Glen area is 22200.

Separate flood alerts for Skye & Lochaber, and Caithness & Sutherland, were also in force at 8.30am on Monday.

Higher 'flood warning' alerts for Strathglass, Glen Nevis, and the River Oykel are no longer in force.

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