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Pete Wishart responds to Perthshire floods

Published date : 01 November, 2021

Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, is in contact with local authorities regarding recent flooding events across East Perthshire and Blairgowrie.

This comes after the floods resulted in several road closures, including the A926 between Alyth and Blairgowrie and the A924 between Edradour and Bridge of Cally. The A93 between Bridge of Cally and Blairgowrie has also been shut following a partial bridge collapse.

Additionally, the snow gates at the Spittal of Glenshee have been closed to control traffic flow in the area.

In response to the disruption, Mr Wishart said:

“I share the public’s deep concern by the severe floods that took place in Blairgowrie and East Perthshire over the weekend. With weather warnings issued across Tayside on Sunday, there has been significant disruption and unrest in the area.

“I am in contact with other local authorities to ensure that all necessary actions are being taken to deal with the damages as quickly as possible.

“There have been no further weather warnings from the Met Office this week, which should allow repair operations to take place more swiftly.

“In the meantime, I urge the public to take extra care when driving, and to refrain from making unnecessary journeys. My office can be contacted if constituents have any specific concerns that they wish to discuss.”

For more information, please contact 01738638598.

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