Dumfries Whitesands submerged in flood water amid landslide & danger t…

AN complete area of Dumfries has been submerged in flood water after a river burst its edges.

The Whitesands, a notorious flooding identify, has been completely closed off as emergency sets and desperate business owners battle to stop sandbags and flood guards outside buildings.

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Flood water has submerged the Whitesands in Dumfries

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The River Nith burst its edges today

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A landslide is also causing road chaos in the vicinity

Coastguard teams keep on the scene as water from the River Nith continues to cause chaos.

in other places in the vicinity, a landslide on the B725, Bankend, has led to the road being completely closed by police.

It comes as nine other roads across Dumfries and Galloway have faced emergency closures due to flooding.

Police additional: “There’s reports of extreme surface water on A75 throughout D&G.

“Please avoid the areas & find different routes if having to travel. Allow additional travel time & reduce your speed incase of lying surface water.”

People across Scotland are being lashed with torrential rain today with 25 flood AND danger to life warnings in force across the country.

The continued downpours come just hours after drivers were stranded in their cars in Glasgow last night due to flooded streets.

And the road chaos continues today, with an abandoned car already seen floating in thorough flood water in Biggar, Lanarkshire.

In Glasgow’s Summerston, kids and locals are risking their lives to avoid flooding – by illegally crossing the railway instead.

ScotRail bosses tweeted: “We’re aware of a number of people (including children) using the railway as shortcut to avoid flooding in the Summerston area. This is extremely dangerous in addition as illegal. The police are on site and are working with our staff to monitor the area in person and via CCTV.

In a fresh warning this morning, SEPA bosses said: “Heavy rain continues to fall across much of southern and central Scotland.

“Rivers that are nevertheless rising, coupled with surface water may rule to flooding of low-lying land and roads with travel disruption likely.”


Scotland weather: Drivers retained and roads shut in Glasgow as torrential rain batters the country


20 flood warnings and five flood alerts are in place across the country.

Areas affected include Glasgow, Ayrshire, Scottish Borders, Dumfriesshire and Lothian.

A Met Office yellow weather warning also blankets the regions being deluged by heavy rainfall until 6pm tonight, and extend to Lanarkshire and Fife.

Forecasters said fast flowing or thorough floodwater is possible – causing a danger to life.

They additional: “Rain will continue across Southern Scotland into Thursday afternoon, and will spread north at times to affect central parts of Scotland.

“This rain will continue to be heavy at times across Dumfries and Galloway and western Borders, especially over high ground.

DANGER TO LIFE

“Some heavy rain is possible at times in other places in the warning area, but this is not expected to be as extensive as in the south.

“Further accumulations of 20 to 30 mm are possible before rain little by little clears from the west this evening.”

We told how motorists in Glasgow were stranded as heavy rain continued to batter the city causing flooding last night.

Cars were retained on Great Western Road, Glasgow with floodwater causing disruption as motorists stopped on the road with their danger lights on.

in other places, Clarence excursion in Hyndland had to be closed due to flooding. 

The pedestrian walkway by the Clyde Tunnel has also been hit with some flooding. 

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25 flood warnings are in place across Scotland

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Coastguard teams are on the scene in Dumfries

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The Whitesands in Dumfries has been flooded

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The town’s River Nith burst its edges
Heavy rain causes travel chaos in Glasgow


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