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Six flood alerts remain in place across Scotland amid Storm Arwen aftermath

Six flood alerts remain in place across eastern Scotland following yesterday’s Storm Arwen chaos.

A rare red weather warning was issued by the Met Office on Friday ahead of 80mph gusts descending on the country.

Trees fell onto roads, public transport was brought to a standstill and debris was thrown across Scotland’s streets during the adverse conditions.

Flood alerts have been issued across the east coast of Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issued a number of flood alerts due to high waves on coastal areas of eastern Scotland.

Six of those alerts remain in place today as Scots are warned of more travel disruption in the aftermath of Storm Arwen.

Flood alerts are still in place for Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Angus, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife, Moray and the Scottish Borders.

A notice on the SEPA website reads: “This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to high waves and strong winds there is a risk of significant hazard from wave overtopping, and damage to coastal infrastructure for sections of the coast exposed to the north and northeast from Friday afternoon through to Saturday.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.”

ScotRail today warned passengers of ‘major disruption’ today as workers assess the damage caused to rail lines following the overnight gales last night.

A number of Scots were left stranded on Friday with services cancelled or heavily postponed due to Storm Arwen.

“We’re expecting major disruption to continue for most of today”, ScotRail tweeted this morning.

“It will take a significant amount of time for our colleague at @NetworkRailSCOT to assess damage inflicted by the weather overnight.

“Please do not travel, given the red and amber weather warnings in place from the Met Office.”

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