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Highlands brace for Storm Brendan amid Met Office weather warnings for strong winds; Traffic Scotland urges motorists to take care crossing the Kessock and Skye bridges

By Philip Murray

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The weather warning for strong winds runs from 10am to midnight on Monday. Picture: Met Office.
The weather warning for strong winds runs from 10am to midnight on Monday. Picture: Met Office.

MOTORISTS have been urged to use caution as the Highlands brace for the arrival of Storm Brendan

Met Office weather warnings for strong gales are set to come into force in some parts of the Highlands from 10am - increasing the risk of travel disruption.

Traffic Scotland has urged drivers to take care on exposed routes adding: “Road users are advised to use caution crossing the A87 Skye Bridge due to high winds currently affecting driving conditions”.

A warning is also in force for the Kessock Bridge.

The Met Office weather warning for strong winds comes into force at 10am on Monday and will run through until midnight.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “A widely very windy period is expected Monday with some disruption to travel likely.

“Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities [will be] affected by spray and/or large waves.”

They added that people should expect “some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport… particularly for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.”

CalMac ferry services have been badly affected, with all but one Stornoway-Ullapool sailing cancelled on Monday, and warnings of a risk to early schedules on Tuesday too.

For the latest Met Office alerts, visit its weather warnings page.

CalMac updates can be found on the ferry operator’s service status web page.

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