Weather update: Police advise to drive with caution

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

With wind speed dropping during the course of the morning, Police Scotland Tayside Division is now advising the public to travel with care if they are out and about in the region.

A number of trees were blown down and other debris blown on to main routes, leading to a number of roads being roads or access being impeded. Work is ongoing to clear all obstructions.

The Tay Road Bridge is now open to cars only, with a 30mph restriction in place. Friarton Bridge at Perth is open to northbound cars and vans, with other traffic currently being diverted through Perth city.

The roof of an industrial unit was 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. Structural damage has also been reported in relation to other properties in the Tayside area.

A number of properties, predominantly in Perthshire but also in Angus, have also had their electricity supplies interrupted by the weather, but engineers are currently working hard to restore power.

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

Currently closed in Tayside:

A93 Perth to Blairgowrie (Carsie and Meikleour) – fallen trees; M90 Friarton Bridge – high winds/lorry being recovered; 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; C447 Strathtay – fallen trees; U108 Welton Road – fallen trees; B954 Meigle to Newtyle – fallen trees; C457 Muthill – fallen trees; A827 Fearnan; C411 Roman Road; A93 Scone Palace stables, by Perth.