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Inverness city centre bridge reopens to public after threat of high tide passes


By Louise Glen


A flood warning saw the closure of the Greig Street footbridge at the weekend.
A flood warning saw the closure of the Greig Street footbridge at the weekend.

A footbridge and an underpass in Inverness that were closed overnight on Sunday, due to a flood warning on River Ness, have reopened.

The Greig Street footbridge and the Friar Street underpass were closed at 5pm on Sunday evening as a precaution. Tides were rising in the area and the Scottish Government's environmental protection agency, SEPA, advised Highland Council to close the bridge.

The bridge re-opened this morning, shortly before 10am.

A spokeswoman for Highland Council said: "It was closed last evening as a precaution due to SEPA’s amber flood warning combined with severe weather and high spring tides."

She continued: "The bridge reopened this morning, as the threat has passed for Inverness. Water was very high last night around midnight but there was no impact."

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