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It’s a whiteout – more photos added

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

WEATHER warnings remain in place after heavy snow showers hit the region overnight.

The wintry weather is set to continue until Thursday, with additional warnings for strong winds in place for tomorrow.

Several schools in the region have been forced to close their doors today due to snow and ice, including Applegarth Primary, Beattock School, Canonbie School, Hutton School, Johnstonebridge School, Kelloholm School, Langholm Academy, Langholm Primary, Lockerbie Academy, Lockerbie Primary, Moffat Academy and Moffat Primary.

Trains are disrupted at Lockerbie due to a loss of power on the overhead lines between Carstairs and Lockerbie. There are no services running between Carlisle and Edinburgh due to the fault.

Meanwhile, a number of HGVs jack knifed near junction 15 on the A74(M) near Beattock, causing major disruption on the north and south bound carriageway, and many minor roads have been affected by snow and ice. Police Scotland are advising that road conditions may be hazardous in some areas and that additional caution should be exercised. A police spokesman said: “Ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions and make sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water. Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.”

Houston’s mini coaches said they are doing their best to complete their service runs, but warned there may be delays to services as the buses are experiencing difficulties leaving the depot due to the snow. Live traffic updates for major routes can be found at www.trafficscotland.org.

snow jan 2018 *** Local Caption *** snow jan 2018

Upper Annandale

Winter at Waterbeck, by Alison Wilkinson

Winter at Waterbeck, by Alison Wilkinson

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