The Braighe roadway between Melbost and Aignish was closed just before 21.00hrs tonight (Friday May 22) because of weather and tide conditions.

Involved in the situation were the Western Isles Police, assisted by the Stornoway Coastguard Rescue team who were on the scene for around 40 minutes before standing down and returning to base once staff from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar had arrived. 

Earlier a statement from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar on Twitter said: "CnES Roads team will be assisting."

This evening's High Tide was at 19.47.

Earlier, the UK Met Office issued a yellow Weather warning of wind for the Western isles. The warning covers the entire islands and came into force at 15.00 Friday afternoon and expires at 05.00 Saturday morning.

Under the revised policy for closures of the Causeway, there are no intermediate stages of opening or use of the convoy system.

One driver said on Facebook: "Bring back the Braighe Bobbys, at least they walked along the cars and told you what’s going on. Been sitting here for over an hour now looking at a council van."

Image from Western Isles Weather