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Inverness and Culloden roads closed due to overnight flooding


By Gregor White


The burn at Diriebught Road burst its banks.
The burn at Diriebught Road burst its banks.

The fire service, police and Highland Council officers dealt with a number of flooding incidents in Inverness overnight.

Highland Council's community services teams were called out at 2am to respond to a number of incidents.

Diriebught Road is currently closed after the watercourse overtopped, affecting a number of properties.

The nearby Millburn Academy is open though staff and pupils were being advised to approach via Victoria Drive.

The B9006 is also currently closed between Culloden Moor and Croy with particular problems near to Brinkman Terrace and the Cantraybruich bend.

SNP parliamentary candidate Drew Hendry tweeted a picture of flooding on the B861 Culduthel Road this morning, advising any motorists looking to make their way in to Inverness to use the distributor road instead.

A police spokesman said: "A number of reports of roads flooded were received in the early hours of Thursday by officers in Inverness.

"Roads affected included the B9006 near Blackpark, Culloden; Towehill Road, and the B861 and Ivanhoe Avenue near to the Asda store.

"In the Ivanhoe Road flood a car was reported as being abandoned in the floodwater.

"The other calls were to alert us about the state of the flooding and that cars may not be able to get through the flooded roads."

Sandbags on Diriebught Road.
Sandbags on Diriebught Road.

Further afield there is also flooding on the Strathconon road and the A832 Tore to Fortrose road.

Temporary traffic lights are in place due to a land slip on the A832 at Fairy Glen.

A reported accident has caused the temporary closure of the Struy Road at Evantonroad while vehicles are removed.



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