TRANS­PORT CHAOS AS STORM CALLUM HITS

WIND CLOSES ROADS, RAIL AND BRIDGES

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BY SALLY HIND STORM Callum hit Scot­land’s road, rail and ferry ser­vices yes­ter­day, with more rain set to lash the coun­try to­day.

Yel­low Met Of­fice warn­ings were in place in the High­lands and Is­lands and Strath­clyde for wind and rain which closed roads and bridges and can­celled trains on coastal routes.

Calmac can­celled many of their Western Isles fer­ries for the en­tire day, while there were fresh land­slips at the Rest and Be Thank­ful in Ar­gyll, de­lay­ing the re­open­ing of the key route.

Waves bat­ter­ing Salt­coats’ sea walls meant trains were can­celled be­tween Kil­win­ning, Largs and Ar­drossan.

High winds closed the Dornoch Bridge and Skye Bridge, and mo­torists were ad­vised to use the Kes­sock and Ersk­ine bridges with cau­tion.

Im­ages cap­tured by the Uni­ver­sity of Dundee’s Satel­lite Re­ceiv­ing Sta­tion showed the size of the storm.

Ear­lier this week at the Rest and Be Thank­ful, 2500 tonnes of de­bris from land­slips was caught in net­ting above the A83 in Ar­gyll and Bute, forc­ing mo­torists on a 60-mile di­ver­sion.

En­gi­neers put work on hold due to Storm Callum.

The Scot­tish En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Agency had flood warn­ings in place for Orkney’s Churchill Bar­ri­ers and Cor­pach and Caol near Fort William.

Me­te­o­rol­o­gists said gusts of 40-50mph had been fore­cast in the west with the risk of 70mph gusts for ex­posed parts in north-west Scot­land.

MEN­AC­ING Dundee Uni­ver­sity im­ages show scale of storm sweep­ing in BIG SPLASH Huge waves at Salt­coats hit rail­way

WINDSWEPT Peo­ple in Glas­gow bat­tle the storm

CLOSED Fresh land­slips at Rest & Be Thank­ful

ALL RIGHT FOR SOME Wind­surfer at Troon

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