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Update: roads closed after heavy snow

Traffic Scotland are warning people to avoid some roads in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, due to heavy snow:

Dumfries and Galloway Police say Nithsdale Police have been working to help vehicles stuck on their side of the A76:

There have also been delays in the St Boswells and Ancrum areas:

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A7 closed between Selkirk and Hawick

The A7 has been closed south of Selkirk to Hawick, due to a jackknifed lorry.

There has been other disruption due to the previous month's flooding, and heavy snow today.

The following other roads have also been closed:

Tweeddale:

  • Tweeddale - B709 Granites Road (north of golf course) - due to flooding

Eildon:

  • A7 south of Selkirk to Hawick - due to jackknife lorry. Police in attendance
  • B6359 Cavers Carre/Clarilaw - due to flooding
  • B6401 Morebattle to Eckford at Caverton Mill - due to flooding

Teviot/Liddesdale:

  • B6357 south of Bonchester Bridge - heavy snow, vehicles on road. Police attending.
  • D25/3 Haysike Bridge – closed due to structural damage

Chevoit:

  • C61 Primsidemill to Sourhope - local access only

Berwickshire:

  • no reported closures

Snow causing road accidents in Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Police say there have been a number of collisions in the region, due to snow:

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Heavy snow disrupting traffic in Scottish Borders

Traffic is gridlocked. Credit: ITV Border

Snow is disrupting transport in the Scottish Borders.

The A7 in Hawick is gridlocked heading towards Galashiels and Edinburgh, due to the snow.

Cars are backed up to Wilton Lodge Park, with very little movement.

Traffic heading in the direction of Carlisle on the A7 is still moving freely.

There has been heavy snowfall in Hawick. Credit: ITV Border

Snow and ice warning extended for Scottish Borders

The warning has now been extended. Credit: Met Office

The snow and ice warning put in place for the Scottish Borders has been extended, with swathes of snow expected to affect large parts of the region throughout the day.

Temperatures are expected to remain close to freezing, and the Yellow weather warning will remain in force until 5pm today.

Heavy snow is expected, and it could reach depths of 5cm to 10am on ground above 200 metres, which will affect a significant number of roads in the Scottish Borders.

Gritters have been working on primary routes from 6pm last night, and will operate on secondary routes this morning.

Scottish Borders Council’s Emergency Planning Centre was open this morning to cover school transport times and will be open again from midday for school transport return journeys.

The forecasted weather will impact on road conditions in a number of areas of the Borders today and residents should be prepared for difficult road conditions and travel disruption in some places.

We would encourage residents to keep up to date with the latest situation in the morning via our website and social media channels and also through local radio.”

– Jim Fraser, SBC’s Emergency Planning Officer

Motorists should drive to the conditions and maintain safe stopping distances, bearing in mind that in snow or ice these are significantly greater than in the dry.”

– Chief Inspector Andy McLean, Police Scotland’s Local Area Commander for the Scottish Borders
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