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Weather Warning - Storm Erik

Alert message sent 08/02/2019 09:18:00

Information sent on behalf of Scottish Borders Council

Good morning Citizen

As you will already have seen this morning we are going to have a wet and windy 48hrs thanks to an area of low pressure that has been named Storm Erik by the Irish Met Office.

Throughout today we will have persistent rain across the Scottish Border with the southern and western Borders seeing the heaviest rain. You can expect standing water on all the roads and localised flooding on some routes. The persistent rain should clear by this afternoon although overnight we will see further heavy showers. It will also be a windy day and these winds speeds will increase tonight and through the day on Saturday.

The Met Office have issued a Yellow be aware warning for Wind valid from midnight tonight until 3pm tomorrow. You can expect speeds of 50-60mph in inland areas and gusts up to 70mph in exposed areas. This may cause some travel difficulties particularly for high sided vehicles and may lead to restrictions on some bridges etc. For further details click on the link to the Met Office website

Travel updates will be available on local radio and for trunk routes on the Traffic Scotland website tomorrow. If going to the Rugby keep an eye on the Scotrail website for any train issues.
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Brian MacFarlane (Local Authority (SBC), Assistant Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)

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