Police urge caution in downpour

TAYSIDE Police is urging drivers to reduce their speed and drive with the utmost care as heavy and persistent rainfall is set to continue across the region through today.

Reports have been received of isolated flooding in part of Perthshire, but surface water is making driving conditions more difficult throughout the area today.

Anyone who is travelling today should allow plenty of time for their journey, reduce their speed and drive according to the conditions. This includes keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front and using dipped headlights where appropriate.

Large puddles and pools of water are collecting on roads in both rural and urban areas. Drivers should slow down approaching standing water to avoid risks of aqua planning. They should also give consideration to any pedestrians nearby.

The rain is forecast to persist into the evening, before showers become lighter and eventually peter out.

Tayside Police would advise people to make use of traffic information websites such as www.trafficscotland.org or Twitter@trafficscotland

Tayside Police endeavours to update the media with current information, so it can be passed out to the public at the earliest opportunity. Anyone seeking information about weather and travel tune in to their televisions and radios, or refer to their newspapers. There are also regular updates on AA Roadwatch.