- 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.
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Tim Backshall reports on the disruption caused by heavy snowfall throughout the region.
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"
Part of the A66 trans-pennine road between the North East and Cumbria had been closed overnight due to poor weather conditions.
It was shut between Brough and Bowes until around 1130 this morning as gritting teams worked to clear away snow and ice.
A stretch from Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire heading westbound was also closed for a time.
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.
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.
Despite the disruption caused, the snow was welcomed by some.
For this excited pup, it was a chance to play.
The A66 at Stainmore has reopened.
The following roads have been closed due to the conditions:
- · A689 Brampton to Alston
- · A686 Melmerby to Alston
- · A592 Patterdale to Windermere
- · A6 Shap to Kendal
The M6 between Kendal and Penrith has been reduced to one lane in places.