High winds bring trees down around Elgin

Elgin High Street blocked (www.jasperimage.co.uk)

High winds has brought traffic in some parts of Moray to a halt today with Moray Council workmen on hand to get roads reopened as quickly as possible.

The High Street at South College Street in Elgin has been closed when a tree close to the new Council headquarters building came down.

Meanwhile the road linking the A96 to Elginshill of Burmuckity was also totally blocked when a tree came down earlier today.

Forecasters say that more gales and heavy raid could be set to hit the region as a Met Office ‘be aware’ warning remains in force throughout the north east.

Gusts of over 60mph are being predicted with a spokesman saying: “It will be pretty miserable – there could be surface water flooding and the potential for some river flooding.”

Winds are expected to increase from the south-east although the brunt of these conditions are expected in Aberdeenshire.

Elginshill road (www.jasperimage.co.uk)

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