Published: 11/08/2014 13:42 - Updated: 11/08/2014 14:00

Homes in Elgin being evacuated

The approach to Buckie.
The approach to Buckie.

ABOUT 200 homes in Elgin are being evacuated as the River Lossie continues to rise.

Residents in Chanonry Road, Pinefield Road, Lossie Cottages, Three Rivers Walk, Newmill Road and other streets most at risk will be evacuated amid fears that the river may top its banks.

Transport is being arranged to take residents to Elgin High School which is being activated as a rest centre.

Moray Council said the afternoon hours are expected to be critical and it is intended that the evacuation will take place over lunchtime and the early afternoon.

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