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Roads closed due to weather

  • A751 both ways closed due to create a parking area for HGVs between A75 and A77.
  • Adverse weather has closed the A77 North of Cairnryan so HGVs are being stacked on the A751 until the A77 is cleared.

Police Scotland say conditions for travel in the Lothian and Borders and Dumfries and Galloway areas may be hazardous and EXTRA CAUTION should be taken.

Ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions. Make sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in case you are delayed for several hours. Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.


Royal Navy helicopter forced to airlift a toddler to hospital

The HMS Gannet SAR 177 airlifted the sick toddler to hospital Credit: Royal Navy

A Royal Navy helicopter was forced to intervene when an ambulance got stuck in the snow on its way to treat an unconscious toddler in the Scottish Borders.

The one-year-old was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle from his remote farmhouse in Whisgills, near Langholm.

An air ambulance based in Glasgow was originally called when the ambulance got stuck, but was unable to fly due to the snow showers sweeping west and central Scotland.

While the Royal Navy Sea King helicopter was on its way, a local doctor managed to reach the farmhouse to check on the toddler.

The toddler was said to be alert when he arrived at the hospital.

"The quick intervention of a Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter helped extract a young child who had taken ill while stranded in a snow-bound house near Langholm"

– Spokesperson, Royal Navy


Carlisle City Council: bin collections cancelled today

The council has cancelled bin collections because of the weather Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle City Council has said that there will be no refuse collections today as a result of the weather.

The council is asking residents with collections today or tomorrow to put out their bins as collections should resume tomorrow and, if necessary, will also take place on Saturday.

The same applies for plastic and cardboard collections.

Tomorrow’s scheduled collections are still planned to go ahead.

Garden waste collections scheduled for today and tomorrow have been cancelled, and people should not put their wheeled bins out. Residents will be able to place extra garden waste out on their next scheduled collection date.

Greenbox recycling collections are continuing as normal.

Met Office update: Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice in force until 11.00 tomorrow.

There is a Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice in force until 11am tomorrow Credit: Jennifer McRobert

A Yellow Warning of Snow and Ice (low likelihood, medium impact) is in force until 11am tomorrow.

The update from the Met Office states that there will be scattered wintry showers and gradually easing wind over the next 24 hours.

The showers could still be heavy on higher ground, but everywhere else should see a mixture of rain, sleet or wet snow.

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