Warning over mud

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TAYSIDE Police are urging all drivers and operators of heavy plant and agricultural vehicles to be aware of the problems caused by mud on the roads.

A police spokesperson said this is an annual problem and not one that is exclusive to the county.

“Now the authorities are reminding drivers and operators that failing to clean up and remove mud from the road can be an offence under the Roads (Scotland) Act.

“While it is appreciated that farmers and contractors need to move their machines from field to field, it is asked that any mess left on the road is cleared away as soon as possible.

“Tayside Police have an agreed procedure with Angus Council to deal with any instances of mud on the road. This may result in the council arranging to clean the road with the costs then being recovered from the offender.”