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Melting snow brings flooding to the Scottish Borders

Whitsome, Scottish Borders Credit: ITV Border

The Scottish Borders Council is warning that as the thaw of snow from the Beast from the East continues, the next problem could be flooding.

This comes after an AMBER FLOOD ALERT has been issued for the Scottish Borders.

Melting snow drifts have caused a number of cars to flood already.

ITV Border reporter Jennifer Cordingley was LIVE just outside of Whitsome with more on this story.

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Cumbria and southern Scotland on flood alert

Storm Eleanor is expected to cause flooding in coastal areas across the region Credit: ITV Border

A combination of high tides and storm surge caused by Storm Eleanor is expected to affect the coastal areas of Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway throughout today:

Flood warnings

  • Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth
  • Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway
  • South West Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway
  • West Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Outer Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Inner Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Fleet Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Kirkcudbright Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Rough Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Southerness Point, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Nith Tidal, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Upper Solway Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway

Flood alerts

  • Coast from Gretna to Silloth, Cumbria
  • Coast from Silloth to St Bees, Cumbria
  • Coast from St Bees Head to Millom, Cumbria
  • Lower River Eden, Cumbria
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water, Cumbria

Keep up to date with the latest flooding updates in southern Scotland and Cumbria.

Christmas Day showers cause risk of flooding in Cumbria

Credit: Environment Agency

Wintry showers throughout Christmas Day have spurred a number of alerts and one warning for flooding in Cumbria today.

Flood warning

  • Keswick Campsite

Flood alerts

  • Lower River Eden
  • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

Motorists are advised to take extra care as surface water is expected to form on some roads. Visit the Cumbria Police and Copeland Police Twitter pages to see which roads are affected.

  • Latest updates here.


Latest flooding updates in the Border region

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The following flood warning and alerts are in place across the Border region:

  • A flood warning has been issued for Loch Ryan - Dumfries and Galloway. Flooding from the sea is expected to to affect low lying land, roads and properties at Stranraer this afternoon at 2pm.
  • A flood alert has been issued for the Coast at North Morecambe Bay - Cumbria between 1pm and 3pm. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads around the Roosebeck, Canal Foot, Arnside and Sandside.
  • A flood alert has also been issued for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water - Cumbria. Main areas at risk are around Derwent Water, where flooding is possible to roads close to the lake around 4pm.

Latest updates here

Flood victims do it for themselves – in true Christmas spirit

Residents in Millom are raising festive spirits as the town continues to recover from flooding.

They've taken to the streets to make a Christmas video, involving many affected homeowners, to spread festive joy in a bid to raise money.

Heavy rainfall hit 320 properties in September - affecting over 1000 people -and campaigners say 30 families are still unable to return to their homes.

The government reportedly denied attempts to access flood resilience grants as ‘not enough houses were affected’.

Cumbria roads remain closed after flooding

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Carnforth - A6 Northbound closed, heavy traffic due to flooding between A6070 and Nineteen Acre Lane / Tarn Lane.

Kendal - A684 Singleton Park Road is just passable both ways between Park Side Road and Hayclose Lane.

Abbey Town - B5307 is closed both ways between Abbeytown and Newton Arlosh.

Warcop - B6259 is closed both ways because of flooding around Swillings Lane.

Warwick-On-Eden - B6263 is closed both ways between A69 and Cumwhinton.

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