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Updates as Storm Ciara brings torrential wind and rain

Storm Ciara has arrived in Dumfries and Galloway, bringing strong winds and rain to the whole region.

The Met Office issued yellow warnings for rain and strong winds across Dumfries and Galloway, with gusts of 80mph or higher possible. Strong winds will be widespread and last throughout much of Sunday.

UPDATES:

19.00 : No trains are travelling between Annan and Carlisle until further notice as Network Rail staff are inspecting the area to see if it is safe for trains to run.

15.30 : A709 at Shillahill Bridge is closed due to flooding. Diversions are being put in place for Lockerbie via B7076 to Beattock and A701 to A75 Dumfries.

13.00 : U329 at Templand road is closed due to flooding.

11.35 : The U2S, Glenlee to Drumbuie, road is currently closed due to flooding. Motorists are requested not to pass road closed signs. The A762 remains open at this time however water levels will be monitored.

11.15 : The A716 – Cornerhouse to Drummore Road is close due to flooding and debris on the carriageway. Diversions are in place. The road will be reassessed later today.

10.40 : The B725 Dalton to Hoddam is currently closed as the road is blocked due to a fallen power line. Scottish Power are responding, however it is likely the road will be blocked for some time.

10.25 : The Whitesands is closed to traffic due to flooding, with diversions in place. Water levels are continuing to rise, with anticipated high tides from 11 am onwards.

10.00 : Dumfries and Galloway Council say they are aware of power cuts affecting some properties within the DG6 and DG7 areas, however it is expected that power will be restored shortly. To report a power cut or damage to electricity power lines or substations call the new national freephone number 105.

9.45 : After a wild night of torrential wind and rain in most areas of the region  flood warnings have been issued for nine out of the 12 coastal flooding zones on the Solway coast. These are: Loch Ryan, South West Rhins, West & East Luce Bay, Outer & Inner Wigtown Bay, Fleet Bay, Kirkcudbright Bay and Southerness Point.

 

 

 

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