Fire and Rescue attend storm incidents

Firefighters are working flat out this morning to protect families, motorists and homes as Storm Gertrude pummels the country.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews attended at incidents across Scotland as strong winds and rain wreaked havoc.

And Assistant Chief Officer, Lewis Ramsay, Director of Response and Resilience said SFRS would continue to help wherever needed.

He said: “Our crews are here to respond to the needs of our local communities and provide the highest level of emergency response.

“Firefighters are working with partner agencies to resolve incidents as quickly as possible and are fully committed to protect our communities and work to ensure their safety during this period of difficult weather. We will continue to respond wherever we are needed.

“In this type of weather I would urge people to follow advice issued by Floodline Scotland, our Police Scotland colleagues and by Transport Scotland, which will help them stay safe and also avoid running into difficulty on the roads.”

There were numerous incidents throughout the morning.

At 7.26am, firefighters were told that a curtain sided lorry had blown over on the A90 between Glamis and Forfar. The driver had managed to get out before they arrived but firefighters made sure the scene was safe.

The Kirriemuir crew was then called to attend an incident in Roebeck, Glamis. A corrugated sheet had been blown off by the wind and was left hanging over a road. Firefighters secured the sheet and made that area safe.

The Brechin team is currently in the town’s Dalls Lane where the doors of a garage have been blown off by the wind. They are working to make the area safe.