Storm Ali sees wind and rain lash Lochaber

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The Corran Ferry is back in service, as of 2.30pm today, after the vessel had to be withdrawn for several hours due to the wind and weather conditions brought by Storm Ali.

Highland Council confirmed the resumption of the service. However, CalMac has been forced to cancel several sailings of its vessels in the Western Isles as a result of the disruption.

Meanwhile, Traffic Scotland is warning road users to use caution crossing the A87 Skye bridge due to high winds currently affecting driving conditions.

The Met Office has issued a ‘yellow warning’ of wind for the Highlands and Western Isles which is valid until 10pm tonight (Wednesday).

Storm Ali is expected to cause very windy weather with gusts of 50-60mph possible inland.

For some exposed areas, in particular parts of western Scotland, gusts could reach in excess of 75mph in places and there will be heavy, squally showers that could making driving conditions difficult.

Passengers planning to travel with ScotRail are advised to check before they set off as some services may be disrupted.