Travel warning for wider Tayside area

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Police Scotland Tayside Division is advising the public not to travel at this time, with high winds persisting and a number of fallen trees and other debris closing roads or impeding access.

Fallen trees have been reported in Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross, with Police Control Room in Tayside receiving more than 100 calls by about 9am today.

The wind is expected to die down as the day goes on but the Tay Road Bridge is currently closed to all traffic and likely to remain so for most of the morning. Friarton Bridge is also closed at this time – a lorry having overturned at about 7.45am. No one was injured and traffic is currently being diverted through Perth city.

A house roof is reported to have been badly damaged in Dundee’s Perrie Street and the chimney of a property in the Greendykes area of Dundee has been damaged.

For weather and traffic information, members of the public should refer to TV, radio and websites, as well the Met Office alert on its website at

Currently closed in Tayside: A93 Perth to Blairgowrie (Carsie and Meikleour) – fallen trees; M90 Friarton Bridge – high winds/overturned lorry; A94 Scone to Coupar Angus (Balbeggie and north of Scone) – fallen trees; B9099 Main Road, Stanley – fallen trees; A984 Meikleour to Bendochy – fallen trees; A822 Dundonnachie (Inver) – fallen trees; B8019 Faskally, Pitlochry – fallen trees; C447 Strathtay – fallen trees; U108 Welton Road – fallen trees; B954 Meigle to Newtyle – fallen trees; C457 Muthill – fallen trees.