The Comhairle and Police Scotland have been monitoring the water level at the canal on Sandwick Rd since the decision was taken early this morning to close the road.
In the interests of public safety, a decision has been taken to leave the road closed overnight and review in the morning.
There has been significant rainfall over the past week which has saturated the adjacent land, with further heavy rain forecast overnight.
The Comhairle, as Roads Authority, is currently in discussion with landowners with a view to facilitating maintenance works on the canal watercourse to assist the effective drainage of the area.
All businesses on Sandwick Road remain open and accessible.