Storm Ali: Section of A96 shut after fallen tree blocks road


A section of the A96 was shut after a fallen tree blocked the road. The incident happened near Old Rayne. Police were advising motorists there was  a diversion along the B992 and B9002 through Insch. The #A96 at Old Rayne is now CLEAR #ABZTravel — NE Roads Updates (@PolScotRoadsNE) September 19, 2018


Firefighters battle blaze at derelict building in north-east


A derelict building has been set alight near a north-east town. Fire crews have been called to the scene of the blaze, outside the village of Lhanbryden, near Elgin on the A96. Two appliances were dispatched to the scene, after a call came in at 3.59pm, and are still in attendance.


Police called to two-vehicle crash on north-east road


Emergency services have been called to a two-vehicle crash on an Aberdeenshire road. Police were called to the scene on the A96 beside Chapel of Garioch at 4.25pm. There were no injuries. A police spokesman said: “We were called 4.26pm. It involved two vehicles, the road isn’t blocked and the traffic is flowing steadily.”