Road teams prioritising flood call-outs
COUNCIL staff have been called out to deal with surface water flooding on roads across Moray.
The authority has been inundated with calls and is now having to prioritise areas in greatest need.
Just after 4pm, Maisondieu Road in Elgin was closed due to flooding. Water on the stretch normally clears once carrier drains cope with the volume of surface water.
A spokesperson said: "Widespread surface flooding is continuing throughout Moray, and all of our roads resources are involved in dealing with this.
"Given the volume of enquiries we're receiving, we're prioritising those with the greatest need.
"Even with priority, it's likely to be between 2-4 hours response time.
"If you're in an area prone to flooding, please consider making your own arrangements for self-help.
"Please take care, especially if you are out and about during this weather, and remember the Met Office weather warning for thunderstorms remains in force."
A road closure is already in place at Inchberry, while traffic lights have been installed on the A940 at Glenernie where there has been a landslip.
Flood alerts are in place across Scotland and a yellow weather warning remains in place.
Details of all unplanned local authority road closures can be found on the council's website.