Scotland weather LIVE as Storm Arwen batters Scotland with 90mph winds, roads shut and trains axed

Red weather warning travel chaos begins

Travel disruption has already started with rail lines, bridges and roads shut.

The East Coast Mainline and North Berwick branch lines are closed from 5pm onwards.

Speed limits will be introduced on services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Aberdeen and Inverness and the Far North line this afternoon.

ScotRail have also lifted all ticket restrictions meaning you can now travel at any time using an advance, super off-peak or off-peak ticket which will also be valid tomorrow.

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “Safety of our customers and colleagues has to be our first consideration during severe weather.

“The Met Office has issued a rare red weather warning. We are monitoring the conditions very closely and will have teams in place across the country to react quickly to any damage caused by the weather.

“Where conditions are predicted to be most severe, we are withdrawing a small number of services in the interests of passenger safety until the worst of the storms have passed.”

The Tay Road Bridge and Dornoch Bridge are both closed to high-sided vehicles.

The A1 is also shut to ALL traffic between Thistly Cross roundabout and Abbotsview Junction.

A diversion is in place via the A199.

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