Danger on Braighe Road

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The Gazette received several complaints about the safety of the Braighe Road this morning, which was still open at high tide.

Weather warnings had been issued yesterday with the expectation of a strong winter storm off the Atlantic.

After crossing the Braighe this morning one complainant told the Gazette of the waves clearing the barriers, and flooding towards the Stornoway end in conditions that were ‘terrifying’.

Police have now closed the Braighe Road and continue to monitor the tide. It will open once the authority feels it is safe.