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Region battered by rain

By Fiona Reid
Region battered by rain

ROADS are flooded, trains are cancelled and householders are on alert as heavy rain batters the region.

The deluge is set to continue until tomorrow (Friday).

An amber weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Dumfries and Galloway, who say up to 250 centimetres of rain could fall.

The council has launched its DG Vost emergency response and the flood pod will be in Langholm today giving out sandbags, equipment and advice.
Standing water has been reported on the A701 near St Anne’s Bridge, the A75 near Carrutherstown and fields are underwater around Lochmaben and
Lockerbie. The Whitesands area at Dumfries has been closed as the car park is flooded.
Meanwhile, a power cut has affected the DG1 and DG2 areas of Dumfries. Scottish Power have sent an emergency response team to the area.
The M74 earlier today

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