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ScotRail issues update as travel warning in place amid Storm Isha

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It comes after a rare red weather alert was put in place overnight for the north east of Scotland.

The whole of Scotland is currently covered by a yellow warning for wind which the Met Office has said will bring travel disruption.

In an update posted on Twitter/X on Monday morning, the rail operator said: “There are currently NO ScotRail services running following Storm Isha.

READ MORE: LIVE: Storm Isha Scotland: Travel updates as weather causes chaos

“This is for safety reasons. We’ll keep our app, website and JourneyCheck page fully updated so please check them regularly for updates.”

Meanwhile, an update from Road Policing Scotland posted at 6.15 am on Monday morning urged Scots not to travel unless “absolutely necessary”.

The National:

“Due to the amount of debris caused by #StormIsha, short notice road closures, localised flooding and other issues are expected, in addition to the high winds.

“As a result, the police advice is to avoid travel – travel only if absolutely necessary.”

Overnight gusts of 84mph were recorded in Salsburgh, North Lanarkshire, 81mph in Kirkwall in Orkney and 80mph in Wick in the Highlands.

Meanwhile, the latest update from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency shows that there are still 17 flood alerts in place across Scotland as well as 50 more severe flood warnings.

The full list can be found HERE.

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