Storm damaged road reopens
A storm-damaged road in Moray has reopened this afternoon after being closed to traffic for the past 10 days.
A 20m section of the C13e Knockando to Dallas road was undermined by a landslide following torrential rain in the area early last week.
The closure left motorists with a 15 mile diversion via Archiestown, Rothes and Elgin.
Around 800 tonnes of material had to be brought in to repair the damaged stretch and some minor works still have to be done.
A Moray Council spokesman said: “The repairs required quite a considerable amount of material which was sourced from New Forres Quarry near Rafford and Bluehill Quarry at Craigellachie.
“We are grateful to regular users of the road for their forbearance during the closure.”
Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.
Headquartered in Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.