Police say ‘stay put’ as North-east recovers from Storm Arwen battering

A substantial number of roads throughout the North-east area are currently closed or blocked due to fallen trees and other debris.

A police spokesman said this morning: “A substantial number of roads throughout the North East area are currently closed or blocked due to fallen trees and other debris.

“Although Storm Arwen is expected to ease through the early hours of the morning, the likelihood is the clean-up operation and full reopening of the road network will take some time.

“It is therefore requested that during the morning of Saturday 27 November 2021 the public refrain from all non-essential travel, particularly in Aberdeenshire and Moray areas to allow the services involved to attend to carry out the essential work required to facilitate the opening up of our road networks to the most affected communities without further delay.

Should essential travel require to be made, extreme caution should be exercised due to the risk of fallen trees and other unexpected obstructions which may be present on the roads.

Although Forres didn’t bear the full brunt of the storm, some damage was evident. This tree (pictured) was uprooted last night next to a busy road. Many more rural roads were blocked with fallen trees as a result of the storm.

The town also succumbed to power cuts in many areas.

Police have warned Moray folk to avoid all non-essential travel as the region clears up from one of its worst storms in recent years.

A substantial number of roads throughout the North-east area are currently closed or blocked due to fallen trees and other debris.

A police spokesman said this morning: “A substantial number of roads throughout the North East area are currently closed or blocked due to fallen trees and other debris.

“Although Storm Arwen is expected to ease through the early hours of the morning, the likelihood is the clean-up operation and full re-opening of the road network will take some time.

“It is therefore requested that during the morning of Saturday 27 November 2021 the public refrain from all non-essential travel, particularly in Aberdeenshire and Moray areas to allow the services involved to attend to carry out the essential work required to facilitate the opening up of our road networks to the most affected communities without further delay.

Should essential travel require to be made, extreme caution should be exercised due to the risk of fallen trees and other unexpected obstructions which may be present on the roads.

Although Forres didn’t bear the full brunt of the storm, some damage was evident. This tree (pictured) was uprooted last night next to a busy road. Many more rural roads were blocked with fallen trees as a result of the storm.

The town also succumbed to power cuts in many areas.

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