ANGUS appears to have escaped relatively unscathed despite the terrible weather this week.
On Monday, Tayside Police issued a severe weather warning for Monday evening and Tuesday, alerting the public to gusts of wind which were expected to reach as much as 70 mph.
Although a number of roads were closed due to falling trees there was only one road accident reported in our area.
According to Tayside Police at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday a tree hit a vehicle on the Carnoustie to Forfar road.
The driver was believed to have suffered minor injuries and when officers arrived he was described as conscious and breathing.
The road remained closed for several hours.
At around 9.30 a.m. that same day it was reported to officers that there was a tree dangerously overhanging the sliproad at Salmondmuir onto the A92.
A spokesperson for Tayside Police said: “There were a number of weather related incidents reported across the Tayside and Angus area that were dealt with by Tayside Police, local authorities and other partners.
“Fortunately none of the incidents resulted in any serious injuries.”
Carnoustie Community Council chairman Jim Simpson agreed the storm’s bark was worse than its bite.
He said: “Apart from a few trees down here and there, there were no major disasters as far as I’ve heard, and the Barry Burn didn’t burst its banks.”
Local fisherman Craig Beckett contacted us through Twitter about the weather on Tuesday morning.
He said: “@heraldjohnston thank God the wind stayed northerly and not much tide or it could of been a coastal nightmare!”
Angus Council workers were out in force keeping the roads cleared and traffic moving. A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “As a result of the wind and rain, a number of fallen were trees removed which were blocking roads, and roads staff also dealt with removal of mud and silt from some roads.”