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Police Scotland warns drivers to avoid travel as Storm Isha brings overnight disruption

By Val Sweeney

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Police say conditions for travel across Scotland may be hazardous.
Police say conditions for travel across Scotland may be hazardous.

Police Scotland has warned drivers to travel only if necessary after Storm Isha brought strong winds overnight.

Train services across Scotland remain suspended this morning until rail lines can be checked.

It comes after a rare red danger to life warning was issued last night by the Met Office for parts of the Highlands.

Although the Met Office has now downgraded the amber warning, a yellow weather warning for wind is still in force for Storm Isha.

Police advice is to avoid travel and to travel only if absolutely necessary.

It says conditions for travel across Scotland may be hazardous and extra caution should be exercised by all road users.

Due to the amount of debris caused by the storm, short notice road closures, localised flooding and other issues are expected, in addition to the high winds.

Highland Council says strong winds associated with Storm Isha will continue to bring some disruption to travel and utilities across Highland today.

It says its roads teams are working hard to get roads open and clear fallen trees.

Winds will gradually ease from the west during Monday morning.

West or south westerly winds are likely to widely gust 50 to 60 mph inland with a few locations, mainly exposed coastal stretches, reaching 70 to 80 mph.

Power cuts have also been reported in some areas including

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