POLICE have thanked local residents for their co-operation following disruption in central Elgin last night.
A section of North Street, from Halfords up Bishopmill Brae, was closed to motorists and pedestrians yesterday afternoon after flood alleviation workers uncovered a suspected piece of ordnance.
The site was cordoned off until Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Operatives attended and deemed the object to be safe. It is thought the item was a pressure vessel from the gasworks which previously occupied the site.
The road was re-opened just after 8pm.
"Police Scotland would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding during the resulting disruption," a spokesperson for the force said.