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There she blows!

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

STORM Diana blew into the region this week with a vengeance and now Dumfries looks set to flood.

Reports of extreme rain, high winds and even flooding came rolling in from across Dumfries and Galloway.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning over-night between Wednesday and Thursday and travel around the region was affected, with crashes and diversions on the A75 and A76.

Meanwhile, six flood warnings were issued for the Galloway coast, stretching from Kirkcudbright Bay to Loch Ryan.

The combination of tidal levels and strong winds means coastal roads suffered significant flooding on Wednesday.

At Rockcliffe, near Dalbeattie, high seas flooded on to the front and some children were said to be ‘dicing with death’ as they played in front of high waves.

And at the time of print, police issued a warning that the Whitesands is expected to flood overnight between Thursday 29 and Friday 30.

Speaking yesterday, Inspector Hugh McCombe said: “We are going to have to close the west car park at Whitesands and di- versions are being put in place as we prepare for the worst of the weather.

“I would ask motorists to remove their cars as soon as possible and thereafter avoid the area. I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have any concerns please contact Police via 101.”

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