Severe weather causes disruption

Severe gales and rain is causing serious disruption across the region with many roads blocked due to fallen trees.

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High tide at Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth Harbour has once again been hit at high tide this morning. Police and the Scottish Borders Council have been at the harbour to monitor the situation. A number of properties have been flooded.

Waves crash onto the sea walls Credit: ITV
Monitoring the water levels Credit: ITV
Water pours onto the walkway Credit: ITV


Full Report: Storm causes chaos across the region

Gale force winds left a trail of destruction across the region today. A red weather warning was issued with people in some areas being advised not to travel at all.

Lorries were blown over, trees uprooted and travel was severely disrupted.

In all, 60,000 homes were left without power. All train services were suspended in Scotland and there were delays and cancellations in Cumbria. Gusts of wind reached over 80 miles an hour.

Hannah McNulty reports:

3,000 homes still without power

There are still 3,000 homes without power across Cumbria this evening.

So far electricity has successfully been restored to 7,000 homes since lunch time.

Electricity North West have drafted in extra engineers and will continue to work throughout the evening to restore power to customers as quickly as possible.

Eyemouth Harbour Flooded

Eyemouth Harbour has flooded after today's severe weather conditions.

The wet and windy weather, combined by the high tides this afternoon, have seen water levels rise throughout the day.

Eyemouth Harbour has been batter by waves Credit: ITV News
People are now having to cope with rising water levels Credit: ITV News
Coastal areas across the region are on flood alert Credit: ITV News

Roads around the region remain closed

Several roads around our region remain closed as a result of today's wild weather.

  • Inkerman Terrace to Loop Road in Whitehaven remains closed due to reports from the Esso garage that approximately six corrugated steel roof panels are appearing unsafe and may fall off.
  • The A5087, at the junction with road to Leece, Goadbarrow and Dendron remains closed due to flooding in the area and debris on the road.

There are concerns about the Whitehaven Sports Centre and that building’s roof stability.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the areas and use alternative routes


Food Train

A charity founded in Dumfries was highlighted in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

The Food Train helps older people with their weekly grocery shopping.

Scott McGill is a Project Manger for Food Train in Dumfries who travelled to Holyrood today to watch the debate.

'We've made terrific progress over the last few years in expanding our range of services. We've been listening to customers and they've been telling us about social isolation, so a befriending project was set up and that's been doing fantastically well also . The Big Lottery have funded us very recently to provide the service for the next five years and expand it throughout the region and that's what we intend to do. It is a big thrill for food Train that this has been brought to the Scottish Parliament for debate today."

– Scott McGill, Food Train
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