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Snow and freezing rain due to hit Scottish borders and Cumbria

A tree blocks a road in the Scottish borders Credit: ITV Border

Forecasters have stepped up weather warnings with snow and freezing rain due to hit the Scottish borders and Cumbria this weekend.

Storm Deidre is expected to bring severe conditions right across the country, leading to possible travel delays and disruptions.

Six yellow and amber weather warnings cover almost the entire UK.

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A new amber alert issued on Saturday warns of freezing rain and a "prolonged" period of heavy snow developing in the Scottish Borders in the afternoon.

Credit: ITV Border

The A66 between Brough and Bowes was closed to vehicles on Saturday afternoon due to the weather conditions.

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The weather warnings remain in place until Sunday morning.

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