Heavy surface water affected much of the Western Isles this morning.
In South Uist the A865 at Milton on South Uist was impassable due to flooding, however, the vital route was able to reopen shortly after midday.
Emergency services were called to the area shortly after 6.30am when a car was spotted off the road.
Coastguard and police attended but found no one with the car and no cause for concern.
The A865 near Kildonan #SouthUist is now open and passable with care.
The road conditions are subject to review.
Thanks to our colleagues in HM Coastguard for their assistance!
— WesternIslesPolice (@WIslesPolice) August 28, 2019
The section of road, between Milton and Frobost, around 500 yards from Kildonan museum remains was closed whilst emergency services assessed the area to ensure the safety of passing motorists.
Full rivers and high tide at around 4am are thought to have contributed to the islands’ flooding problems.
No diversions were in place and, as a result, some school pupils have been unable to get to Sgoil Lionacleit.
The road at Milton has now been shut due to flooding. As a result the South buses will not be running today. Any pupils…
Through the school’s Facebook page, a spokesperson said: “The road at Milton has now been shut due to flooding. As a result, the South buses will not be running today. Any pupils unable to attend school, as a result, should work through the links provided in both the BGE and Senior Phase Attainment booklets found on the school website.”
Coastguard teams from Benbecula and Lochboisdale were in attendance to discourage motorists from attempting to pass.