Winter weather

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for parts of the region. People are being warned to watch out for surface water and leave extra time for journeys.

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Weather causing problems on roads in southern Scotland

Police Scotland say there is a high risk of disruption on the roads in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders due to bad weather.

The A76 is closed between Kirkconnel and Cumnock and drivers are being advised to travel only if necessary.

HGV drivers are also being advised to drive with extreme caution and be aware that they may be requested to park at a suitable position by the police.

Heavy snow is forecast throughout the night and into tomorrow morning (Saturday January 17), with up to 15 cm falling on high ground.

Significant delays are expected and congestion caused by vehicles may restrict emergency or winter maintenance vehicles from providing assistance or from clearing roads.

Weather causes tough driving conditions

The weather continues to cause problems, with snowfall creating tough driving conditions.

This was the scene on the A66, near Threlkeld, this morning. No one was injured.

No one was injured in the incident on the A66 this morning. Credit: ITV Border

Police have been asking drivers to take particular care when driving on snow and ice.

Borders Group of Advanced Motorists instructor Bill Allison gave some top tips for driving in the winter, which can be viewed here.


Weather problems continue

Flooding has affected many parts of the region Credit: ITV Border

Parts of the region have experience flooding, while others have been battered by high winds as the weather continues to cause problems.

Six inches of water was cleared from eight properties by firefighters in the village of Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway .

No-one needed to be rescued, although an evacuation plan was devised.

The Catstrand Theatre in New Galloway has experienced severe flooding and the River Nith burst its banks, forcing road closures in the Whitesands in Dumfries.

A flooded pitch in Whitesands Credit: ITV Border

High winds have affected travel in Cumbria, with the A66 closing to high sided vehicles.


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