With strong winds and snow forecast. Localised flooding has affected some areas.
A Met Office Yellow (be aware) warning for wind remains in place for the region until midnight tonight. This could lead to debris on roads. .
The A7 south of Hawick has closed to due a landslip. BEAR Scotland and the Council are at the incident and are working to get the road re-opened. Flooding has also resulted in two minor road closures:
· WB6401 Eckford-Morebattle road at Caverton Mill
· B712 around Drumelzier
The big Christmas getaway is underway, with tens of thousands of people taking to road and rail for the festive period.
The weather is causing problems though - with high winds and heavy rain.
People are being urged to travel early to avoid delays with more bad weather forecast overnight and tomorrow.
Our correspondent Hannah McNulty reports.
Cumbria Police are urging anyone who is driving on the region's roads today to slow down.
The bad weather is affecting conditions on the roads and Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley told ITV Border drivers should take their time:
The A6 London Road Eastbound is partially blocked due to slow traffic due to flooding between Mallyclose Drive and M6 J42 / B6263 (Carlisle South).
Traffic is able to pass.
Heavy rain and high winds are continuing to affect the counties roads.
Cumbria Police are warning motorists to take care on the A591 flooding.
They say the route from Dunmail Raise towards Grasmere and also on the Keswick side of Dunmail Raise are 'quite treacherous'.
There is a lot of surface water on the roads, and police are urging motorists to drive to the road and weather conditions.
They ask anyone driving to avoid the area where possible and allow extra time for your journey on alternative routes.
Before starting your journey, please check your route, you can keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads by visiting our Traffic Link Map.
Services have been suspended on Virgin Trains between Penrith and Oxenholme Lake District due to flooding.
There are reports of metal sheeting on the road on the M6 Northbound between junction 41 B5305 (Catterlen) and junction 42 A6 / B6263 (Carlisle South).
High winds are causing debris to be blown around.
High winds and heavy rain are battering Cumbria and southern Scotland.
Much of the UK is experiencing bad weather, and there are delays and cancellations being reported on the trains right across the country.
Hannah McNulty filed this report from Carlisle station:
One lane is closed and traffic is moving slowly due to emergency repairs on M6 Southbound between J40 A66 (Penrith) and J39 B6261 (Shap).
The repairs are taking place following an incident at 12pm when the motorway was closed for a short while.
Motorists currents stuck in traffic say they have been queueing for about 15 minutes.
The A7 at Harker is re-open after a three vehicle collision earlier this afternoon.
Police were called to the scene at 12pm where a Renault Clio, Audi A4 and Vauxhall Vectra were involved in the incident.
An ambulance attended to treat two male drivers, a 31-year-old and 77-year-old, who were said to have minor injuries.