Region on flood alert

Flood alerts have been issued across the region.

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Second flood alert of the week for Dumfries and Galloway

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for Dumfries and Galloway - the second that has been sent out this week.

It follows heavy rainfall this morning which is expected to continue throughout the day.

Following recent rain, rivers are expected to rise quickly in response to this and there may be some localised flooding to low lying land.

During some of the heavier outbreaks of rain some surface water flooding is possible, especially in built up areas.

Rain delays Hawick roadworks

Important roadworks on the A7 at Hawick have been delayed because of the bad weather.

The repairs were not finished last night as planned because of the heavy rain yesterday.

This means the three way traffic signals on Buccleuch Street will stay in place until Thursday.

Flood warning issued for Hawick

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood warning for the Hawick to Monteviot area.

River levels are rising on the River Teviot as a result of the heavy rainfall during Tuesday.

There is a risk of flooding from the River Teviot to low-lying agricultural areas near to the river as well as Riverside Caravan Park and properties in Denholm.

For information, Scottish Borders Council’s nearest local sandbag store is located at the Fire Station on Howdenbank in Hawick.

Trains delayed due to flooding near Carlisle

There are delays of up to 30 minutes on First Transpennine Express services between Edinburgh Waverley and Carlisle due to flooding between Lockerbie and Carlisle.

Trains have resumed between Lockerbie and Carlisle, but delays are expected until around 3pm.

There are also delays on Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Carlisle, and between Edinburgh Waverley and Carlisle due to flooding.

Tickets are being accepted on East Coast, ScotRail and Northern Rail services.

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