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Back to normal . . . for now

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , ,

LIFE is getting back to normal in the region after two days of snow chaos on the roads, railways and in schools.

However, more snow is being forecast for Friday and Sunday.

It was a winter whiteout across the region on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Annandale and Eskdale particularly badly hit and travel chaos on the A74(M) and other roads.

Hundreds of people were trapped overnight on the motorway in upper Annandale on Tuesday, but most heeded last night’s amber warning to stay at home and police say they had less incidents to deal with.

In total, 26 primary and secondary schools were closed due to the conditions – but most have reopened today – and train services between Carlisle and Edinburgh were also affected earlier in the week.

With possibly more bad weather on the way this weekend, Superintendent Graeme Galloway from Police Scotland said: “The Met Office weather warning system is designed to alert the public to forthcoming weather events and I would ask that the public pay heed to these warnings, so they are not caught out.”

Sheep in the snow at Boreland

Sheep in the snow at Boreland earlier this week


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