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School transport cancelled ahead of Storm Doris

Weather warnings are in force across the region. Credit: Met Office

All forms of school transport in the Scottish Borders have been cancelled for tomorrow, when Storm Doris is expected to sweep through the region.

An Amber weather warning for snow covers the south of Scotland, and between 10 and 15cm of snow is expected.

Scottish Borders Council says local decisions on school closures will be announced in the morning.

If needed the Resilient Schools protocol will be used, which would see 21 rural primary schools closed, with only pupils within walking distance attending schools.

If this is implemented, parents will be notified directly by Groupcall message.

Some waste and recycling collections may be affected.

Drivers urged to avoid major roads during Storm Doris

Weather warnings are in force across the region. Credit: PA

Drivers of high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes are being urged to avoid using major roads, while Storm Doris batters the region.

Highways England has released a list of roads to avoid, including:

  • M6 through Cumbria, between J36 and J45
  • A66 Between M6 J40 - A1 (Scotch Corner)
  • A69 Entire route

Find out which weather alerts are in force in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders

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Lorry drivers should avoid exposed roads

Drivers are urged not to ignore weather warnings Credit: PA

Police are warning lorry and van drivers not to ignore advice, to avoid certain roads as Storm Henry brings high winds to the region.

Road and rail services are expected to be disrupted throughout the day as Storm Henry strengthens.

Two lorries were overturned on the Cumbria/County Durham border yesterday due to severe winds.

Rail networks across the region are enforcing a 50mph speed limit throughout the day so journeys could be delayed.

Lorries overturned on the A66 Credit: ITV Border

WATCH: warnings as vehicles overturn on A66

Police have renewed their warning to drivers of high-sided vehicles, after two lorries overturned within a quarter of a mile of one another on the A66.

Lorry overturns on M6 southbound

An overturned wagon near Tebay Services. Credit: John France

The police are warning drivers of high-sided vehicles to take care on exposed roads, as a number of lorries have overturned in the region.

This photo shows a wagon blown over on the south-bound M6, near Tebay Services, this afternoon.

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