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Flood prevention plans for Newton Stewart

The River Cree burst its banks in Newton Stewart in December 2013 Credit: Galloway Mountain Rescue

Dumfries and Galloway council have announced plans for flood prevention in Newton Stewart.

An early warning scheme will be implemented and a flood pod will be established in the town.

The council are also asking the Scottish Government for funding to build river walls through the town and raise a footbridge.


Flood warning for Scottish Borders

Flooding will most affect the red highlighted areas Credit: SEPA

A flood warning has been issued for Camptown to Jedburgh.

There is a risk of flooding from the Jed Water to low lying agricultural areas near to the river from Chesters to Howden Burn including Mossburnford.

The Scottish Borders Council’s nearest local sandbag store is located at the Fire Station in Jedburgh.


Region's rail services disrupted by flooding

Train services across the region have been cancelled due to flooding.

The Northern Rail service is currently suspended between Carlisle and Maryport due to flooding at Aspatria, where the line is blocked.

Northern Rail are looking to source replacement buses, and there is no estimate for when normal services will resume.

There are also delays of up to 30 minutes on trains between Edinburgh Waverley and Carlisle due to flooding between Lockerbie and Carlisle.

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