Published: 08/06/2017 15:59 - Updated: 08/06/2017 16:19

'Drivers ignore flooding signs - then get stuck'


Large chunks of the road at Duffus have been washed away.
Large chunks of the road at Duffus have been washed away.

MORAY Council workmen have asked motorists not to ignore road signs during the clean-up following this week’s floods.

This follows at least one incident where a 'Road Closed' sign was moved and a car got stuck in the water.

The local authority is currently repairing the road leading north out of Dallas.

A Moray Council spokesman said: "Work is to begin immediately to repair a stretch of road on the outskirts of Dallas which suffered severe damage during yesterday’s flooding.

"Around 300 square metres will have to be resurfaced and the road – which links the village with the B9010 – is likely to remain closed until the middle of next week.

"The damage to the roadway was caused by a torrent of floodwater after the nearby River Lossie topped its banks.

"Homes in the village escaped damage largely thanks to a partially completed embankment currently under construction following flooding in 2014.

"On that occasion 27 properties were affected with the cost of damage being put at £600,000.

"Until the damaged roadway is repaired motorists are advised to take an alternative route via Dallas Lodge and Branchill before rejoining the B9010."

Read the full story of this week’s floods threat in the print edition of The Northern Scot out on Friday.

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