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Businesses scramble to protect buildings from rising floodwater

Submerged: Traffic lights, bollards and bins were no match for the tide. Credit: ITV News Border

Businesses in Dumfries are this morning coping with the effects of yet another flood along the Whitesands.

Flood warnings were issued by The Scottish Environment Protection Agency after heavy rainfall on Tuesday (10 Dec).

Low-lying roads in the town centre have been closed until further notice.

Late last night sandbags were delivered to help protect buildings from the worst of the flooding.

In August a public inquiry report into a controversial £25m flood protection scheme was completed.

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  • Our reporter Lewis Warner spent the night with those trying to protect their homes and businesses from water damage.

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