Sandbags prepared as Moray braces for high winds and rain

Difficult road conditions

Moray Council has said that sandbags have been prepared and ready for distribution if required as flood warnings remain in place throughout the region.

While all roads are currently open some have been affected by ‘ponding’ with warning issued that the frequency and depth of surface water is likely to increase should forecasts of heavy rain throughout the day become reality.

River levels are giving no immediate cause for concern but again the local authority say that is a situation that is being constantly monitored.

A statement from the local authority this morning said: “High tide is due along the Moray coast around noon and overtopping of sea defences may occur. That will be followed by an even higher tide around midnight.

“A flood alert for coastal and river flooding is in place for Findhorn, Nairn, Moray and Speyside, with strong winds combining with high tides both today and tomorrow.”

Police are advising motorists to take extra care on roads throughout Moray and the north east today as conditions are unpredictable.

The Met Office has a severe weather warning in place for the entire region and are predicting heavy rain and gales. This is expected to make way to clearer conditions overnight.

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