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Weather update: Storm Malik causes widespread disruption and road closures

By Ewan Malcolm

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HIGH winds have brought travel disruption and power loss across Aberdeenshire and Moray this morning as Storm Malik continues to blow through from the north-west.

Currently the A96 outside Huntly has been closed by police on the Aberdeen side.

The A95, A90 and A93 have also been closed at various points due to fallen trees and other debris.

Police have urged drivers to take extra auction and to only travel if absolutely essential today after yellow ad amber weather warnings were issued in the region.

As of 9.45am the following roads are also known to be blocked -

Kemany to Lintore between Cottown and Kintore roundabout B9994.

Banchory from the north deeside road passed drumoak.

A947 south of Turriff just before Birkenhills.

A947 south of Fyvie just past the turning up to Cross of Jackson.

Falls of Feugh bridge and the Auchattie turn off- Banchory.

Oldmeldrum to Inverurie just past Barra berries.

A97 Aberchirder to Huntly just past Wembley tractors.

Banff Academy - emergency services dealing with section of the roof coming off.

Rail - Tree on the track heading south at Laurencekirk, all trains currently being held at Stonehaven and Aberdeen respectively until the track can be cleared.

Buses - Stagecoach have cancelled several 35 route services from Banff to Aberdeen and vice versa until at least noon - please check with the operator for updates.

Power - Morrison’s Inverurie has had to close due to no power.

No traffic lights in operation at Inverurie retail park - drivers asked to exercise caution.

AB53 Fyvie area

AB51 Port Elphinstone

AB53 Woodhead of Fyvie

AB41 Haddo

AB54 Marnoch

AB12 cove Charleston's

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