Region braced for adverse weather

With weather warnings in place and winter on it's way, we'll be keeping you up to date with the weather situation as it changes.

Live updates

Flood warning lifted on Whitesands

The flood warning for the Whitesands in Dumfries is no longer in force, as the river levels are lowering and are now below flood warning thresholds.

No further significant heavy rainfall is currently forecast for today so levels are expected to continue lowering throughout the day.

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Alert of Rain for Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders this weekend, with many areas expected to experience a period of very wet and very windy weather .

They are advising the public to be aware that some flooding is likely, and winds could potentially cause damage to buildings and uproot some trees.

Following on from the flooding yesterday:

  • Whitesands is expected to open following cleanup operations.
  • A762 Ringford to New Galloway road expected to re-open today as Loch Ken water levels recede.
  • C12n Bankend Road in the vicinity of the college is expected to re-open today.


Brampton hit by floods

Fire service crews have attended Longtown road in Brampton after a large amount of flooding.

Flooding in Brampton Credit: ITV Border
A row of houses very close to flooding in Brampton Credit: ITV Border
Police and fire service attended to try and unblock a drain Credit: ITV Border


Adverse weather update

  • There is currently widespread surface water flooding in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Reports of river flooding/ water course flooding are starting to come in.
  • River Cree remains a concern as water levels rise 500mm in last hour in Newton Stewart.
  • Scottish Power are adjusting water levels on the Galloway Hydro scheme and advise that there will be impacts to roads in the Loch Ken/ New Galloway area
  • Power has been restored in Lochans and Leswalt villages
  • Leswalt primary school opening following restoration of power.
  • Scottish Government briefed by SEPA and Met Office that Dumfries and Galloway remain their main area of concern.

Weather update for D&G

  • Scottish Power advise that they are opening gates at Earlston Dam on the Galloway Hydro Scheme
  • If conditions continue into the evening A713 at Paton Mill will also be affected – there is also the potential that Clatteringshaws Dam may need to overspill today.
  • C12n Bankend Road in the vicinity of the college closed.
  • C1n at Drumsleet and C1s between Milton & Lochfoot (Old Military Road) closed.
  • A75 at Glenluce (near golf course) closed to one lane (traffic lights).
  • A75 down to one lane at Lochview Motel (Crocketford)
  • A76 at Kirkconnel under traffic management due to a landslip.
  • Conditions generally difficult along A75 corridor.
  • Flooding at Haugh of Urr has been brought under control.
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