Flooding at Whitesands in Dumfries

Special reports: Flooding

Three years after some of the worst flooding the region has ever seen, ITV Border explores the causes and what the future could hold

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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.

Cockermouth traders insist the town's "open for business"

Businesses and residents in Cockermouth are facing two and a half months of disruption after the main street was closed because of flood damage.

It's nearly 5 years since the town flooded but its effects have led to subsidence under the road.

The county council is spending 1 point 7 million pounds on repairs. Allerdale Borough Council is allowing shoppers to park free for up to two hours in some car parks to help traders who will be affected.

Some businesses fear that they may lose trade because of the closure and are hoping to get across the message that shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs and other outlets will all remain open during the work.

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