Busy start to the day for crews in Highland due to flooding

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Firefighters have been out at a number of incidents this morning in the Inverness and Ross-shire areas


Firefighters in Inverness and Ross-shire have had a busy start to the day today after attending a number of flooding incidents.

At 6.13am this morning an appliance from Inverness was called to assist with flooding at the Tesco Inshes petrol station in the city.

The crew was there until 9.17am pumping water out of the area and clearing drains.

The Beauly appliance was called out at 6.38am to deal with another flooding incident on the A862 Beauly to Inverness road near Shirlaws Motorcycles. Firefighters were again required to pump water from the road and were there until 9.34am.

The Fortrose pump was out at 7.36am dealing with flood water which was affecting Avoch Primary School on the Black Isle.

The crew used sandbags to protect the building and pumped away excess water. They were there until 9.37am.

And at 8.41am an appliance from Dingwall was called to respond to a flooding incident at Scottish Woodlands, Peffrey House, Strathpeffer. Firefighters helped local staff clear drains in the area and were there until 9.15am.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to remind drivers to take extra care on the roads during this period of wet weather, drive according to the conditions, allow plenty of time for your journey and avoid driving through flood water.