TEN drivers have been charged for ignoring road closed signs put in place following flooding in the North-east.
The motorists were all charged for ignoring the restriction on the B999 between Pitmedden and Tarves between Thursday evening and yesterday.
Police Scotland have urged drivers not to ignore the signs which are put in place for people’s safety.
Sergeant Alex Carle, of Formartine Policing Team, said: “The B999 between Tarves and Pitmedden is currently closed due to flooding at Ythsie.
“This has been caused by a blocked drain and the volume of water coming off the surrounding fields on to the road.”
Sgt Carle said: “Drivers are urged to obey the road closures throughout Aberdeenshire which are in place to prevent motorists becoming stuck due to the volume of water lying or due to underlying damage to road surfaces, which may cause damage to vehicles.
He added: “Ignoring these signs not only risks your own safety, but that of emergency services personnel who will be required to rescue you. It also prevents these vital resources from being able to help other people.
“Road closures are always in place for a reason. There are no excuses for ignoring these and if you fail to comply, you will be charged.”
Those who have been seen ignoring the road closures have received a £50 roadside fine. A charge will be pursued against those who do no accept the fine.