VIDEO: Disruption after tree falls onto road near Dundee

Motorists in the Dundee area were experiencing disruption today after strong winds battered the local area.

Drivers heading towards the city face long tailbacks on the A914 near Drumoig.

A tree was blown down on a bend on the route, forcing motorists drive onto the other side of the road to get past.

A tree was blown down on the A914 near Drumoig

The incident has caused diversions on route 99 Stagecoach bus services heading into Dundee.

Pedestrians have also been told to stay off Tay Road Bridge today.

The bridge is open to cars only and has a 30mph speed restriction, with double decker buses forbidden from crossing.

The central walkway is closed to pedestrians who may have been using the route to go between Dundee and Fife this morning.

Elsewhere, the Forth Road Bridge is closed to pedestrians and cyclists but a shuttle service is running.

Strong winds were expected across all areas of the country, with gusts of 50mph-60mph likely to develop quite widely, the Met Office said.

The high winds peaked across western Scotland in the early hours and were expected to be at their strongest in the central belt during rush hour.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, which will be in place for 24 hours from 00:00 on Monday.

Dundee is expected to experience windy conditions for most of the rest of the week.

 

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