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Warning of high winds over Highland bridge


By Tom Ramage

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Traffic Scotland is warning about heavy, persistent rain is expected over the Highlands this week which during both today (Saturday) and tomorrow could lead to some disruption.

Warning issued for caution on Kessock Bridge
Warning issued for caution on Kessock Bridge

The Met Office reported: "A band of heavy and persistent rain will arrive across western Scotland during Saturday evening, and continue through much of Sunday.

"Many places in the highlighted region will see 25-50 mm of rainfall.

"However, over the hills and mountains, peak totals of 100-130 mm are likely during this time.

"In association with the rainfall, there will be a period of strong southwesterly winds.

"Although these are not expected to be overly impactful, they may make travelling conditions more challenging in places."

Routes currently affected by bad weather include the A9 at Inverness' Kessock Bridge, where high winds are affecting both northbound and southbound traffic.

"Road users are advised to use caution crossing the A9 Kessock Bridge due to high winds currently affecting driving conditions."

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