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SEPA has warned that the Baleshare causeway and surrounding area is at risk of flooding this morning (Monday, February 12).

Issuing an alert, the environmental agency said the causeway linking Baleshare to North Uist is at risk of flooding due to the prevailing weather forecast and very high tides.

SEPA added: “Flooding is also possible to low-lying land, roads and properties either side of the causeway on Baleshare and Clachan na Luib. Winds also mean that waves may cause wave and spray impacts. The highest risk is either side of the high tides, which at Balivanich is on Monday 12th February at 7.45 am.”

They advised the travelling public to check if there is road and causeway flooding by visiting the Western Isles Coastguard Facebook page. 

They urged the public to remain vigilant and remember that it is their responsibility to take actions which help protect themselves and their property. 

Advice and information are also available through Floodline at 0345 9881188 or by registering for free flood messages at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.

The Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22701.

Today’s expected flooding will be the latest instance of Baleshare being cut off due to the low-lying causeway. Locals have launched a campaign to press for funding to upgrade the causeway. Isles MP  Angus MacNeil and Isles MSP Alasdair Allan have backed the campaign.