Flood warnings issued after night of heavy rain

Large puddles surrounding the rugby pitch at Philiphaugh
Large puddles surrounding the rugby pitch at Philiphaugh

SEPA has issued several flood warnings across the Borders as Storm Frank has battered the area with rainfall overnight.

The heavy rain is expected to persist into Wednesday afternoon and river levels will continue to rise to similar levels to those experienced in early December.

Chief Inspector Andy McLean, the local area commander, said: “Road conditions are likely to become very difficult due to flooding and standing water, and there is a significant possibility that roads will need to be closed. Drivers should under no circumstances ignore road closed signs.”

Areas affected are as follows

Selkirk to Lindean: There is a risk of flooding to low lying areas near to the Ettrick Water. Areas at risk include Kendal Fish farm, Ettrickhaugh Road, Selkirk Rugby Club, Corbie Terrace (Bannerfield), Lindean Mill and widespread agricultural land at Old Mill Farm. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23464.

Yarrow Valley: Residents across the valley are asked to remain vigilant. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23485.

Tweedbank to Floors Castle: There is a risk of flooding from the River Tweed to low lying agricultural areas near to the river from Tweedbank to Floors castle. Flooding is expected on Annay Road, in Melrose and there is a risk of flooding to Melrose Garden Centre. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23482.

The Tweed in Peebles: There is a risk of flooding to low-lying areas near to the River Tweed. Properties at risk include Whitestone Park, Peebles Swimming Pool area, Tweed Avenue, and the Walker’s Haugh area. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23479.

The Tweed from Peebles to Yair Bridge: Areas at risk include isolated properties near to the River Tweed from from Peebles to Yair Bridge including areas close to the River Tweed in Innerleithen and Walkerburn. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23476.

Peebles (Eddleston Water): Risk areas include Crossburn Caravan Park, March Street Lane, Cuddyside and Biggiesknowe. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23452.

Shiplaw to Crossburn including Eddleston: Flooding of low lying agricultural land and properties near to the Eddleston Water are at risk of flooding. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23467.

Selkirk (Bannerfield and Riverside Industrial Estate). Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23461.

Romanno Bridge to Lyne Station: There is a risk of flooding to low-lying land and properties near to the River Lyne. Flooding of the caravan park and properties in Romanno Bridge is possible. Standing water on the B7056 at Halmyre Mains may lead to difficult driving conditions. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23458.

Monteviot to Kelso: There is a risk of flooding from the River Teviot to low lying agricultural areas near to the river from Monteviot House to Springwood Park, Kelso. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23446.

Kelso to Coldstream: including Tweedsyde Park and Kelso. There is a risk of flooding to low lying agricultural land near to the River Tweed. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23443.

Hawick to Monteviot: Risk of flooding from the River Teviot to low-lying agricultural areas near to the river as well as the Riverside Caravan Park and properties in Denholm. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23437.

Hawick (Teviot): Road flooding is expected at Teviot Road and Mansfield Road. There is a risk of property flooding on Teviot Road, Teviot Crescent, and Laidlaw Terrace. Flooding is also possible along both sides of the river downstream of the cauld including Upper Common Haugh and St Georges Lane. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23434.

Galashiels (Netherdale): Flooding is expected at Netherdale sports pitches and Heriot-Watt due to river levels in the Gala water. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23419.

Ettrick Valley: Risk to low lying areas along the Ettrick Water including the B709 which is likely to be flooded in parts. The access to Thirlestane Gardens property may be cut off and there is a risk to flooding to Deephope and Hopehouse caravan parks. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23416.

Drumelzier to Dawyck: There is a risk of flooding of the access roads at Rachan Home Farm and Drumelzier place as well as flooding to low lying agricultural land. Standing water on roads, including the B712, may lead to difficult driving conditions. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23410.

Dawyck to Lyne Ford: Flooding of low lying properties close to the river is expected properties at risk include Wester Dawyck, Easter Happrew and Altarstone. Standing water on roads, including the B712, may lead to difficult driving conditions. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23407.

Coldstream Town: The River Tweed at Coldstream from The Lees to Coldstream Bridge. Areas at risk include Market Square, Duke Street and Leet Street. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23404.

Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.

Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This warning is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.