Police issue weather warning

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TAYSIDE Police is urging drivers to take the utmost care on the roads as heavy rains and gale force winds sweep across the territory during today (Thursday).

With heavy rainfall comes the likelihood of surface water and localised on the roads network in Angus.

Tayside Police is advising drivers to reduce their speed and drive with care as heavy and persistent rainfall is set to continue across the region through today leading to surface water that will make driving conditions more difficult.

They also say drivers should slow down approaching standing water to avoid risks of aqua planing and should give consideration to any pedestrians nearby.

Anyone who is travelling 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.

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

 For weather and traffic information, members of the public should refer to TV, radio and websites, as well the Met Office alert area on its website http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/