The west end rat run was in high demand as many drivers turned down Sandown Farm Lane. No doubt the country roads would have been even busier than usual. At the Sandown crossroads around 18.00 this evening a line of cars could be seen stretching back to the Delnies bend and beyond. These are obviously exceptional circumstances but these queues demonstrate just how much traffic does pass through Nairn and how the slightest upset can cause major problems. Meanwhile here's Traffic Scotland's take on the situation as posted on their twitter account.
UPDATE: one of our regular readers reports taking 1 hour 45 minutes to reach Broadhill from Inverness
@JonnyGeddie - Hello, we are hearing it's tt lights for emergency gas repair works near Bridge St, Nairn, & will remain on til tomorrow.
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) January 29, 2014