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Road and rail lines in Highlands affected following Storm Isha as another weather warning issued

By Val Sweeney

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The fallen tree on the rail line at Tain.
The fallen tree on the rail line at Tain.

Several roads in the Highlands remain affected by fallen trees and debris following fierce winds as Storm Isha hit the UK last night.

Another weather warning for wind and rain for the region has been now been issued ahead of another storm to hit the UK – Storm Jocelyn.

A yellow warning for wind and rain is due to come into force from 4pm tomorrow and to last until noon on Wednesday with an amber warning for wind in the far north and west coast.

Heavy rain associated with Storm Jocelyn may cause some flooding and disruption to travel. The heavier persistent rain will give way to blustery showers by evening.

Highland Council said its road teams have been working hard to re-open all routes but some still remain affected by fallen trees and flooding.

They include the A831 Drumnadrochit to Cannich and A833 Drumnadrochit to Beauly.

The A832 Marybank to Moy Bridge has also been affected by flooding.

Updates are being posted on the council's social media channels.

Train services across Scotland have also been hit.

A tree was brought down on the rail line near Tain, pulling down some 33kv power lines.

Network Rail Scotland said it has been working with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to make the lines safe so its teams can approach and clear the tree safely.

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