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Police warn motorists in Dumfries to move cars ahead of flooding

The River Nith flooding into Whitesands car park Photo: Nithsdale Police

Police are urging motorists in Dumfries to move their vehicles ahead of flooding, which is expected in parts of southern Scotland this afternoon, Tuesday 23 January.

Flood warnings are currently in place for the following areas, as river levels are expected to rise due to a combination of snowmelt and rainfall:

  • Hawick to Monteviot
  • Ettrick Valley
  • Whitesands
  • Langholm

Drivers parked on the Whitesands in the town are being asked to move their vehicles from the car parks in the area.

Inspector Hugh McCombe, of Police Scotland, said:

We have closed the west car park at present and would ask motorists to attend and remove vehicles as soon as possible.

Vehicles still in situ after 2.15pm may be removed by a local garage. Motorists are also asked to avoid the area where possible until further notice."

– Hugh McCombe, Inspector, Police Scotland