Severe weather warning for region

Many roads have been badly affected by the wintry weather
Many roads have been badly affected by the wintry weather
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The Met Office has issued an amber (be prepared) severe weather warning for snow, which covers the western and northern parts of the Borders until 10am tomorrow (Wednesday).

A yellow (be aware) warning for snow and ice is also in place across the region until midday tomorrow.

Both these warnings identify that persistent snowfall is expected to hit more westerly parts of the region early this evening and then the whole of the Borders during the night and in the morning.

Scottish Borders Council is in regular contact with the Met Office and held a teleconference at 1pm today in conjunction with other partners, including Police Scotland, to monitor the situation. The council’s emergency coordination centre will be open from 6am tomorrow.

People are being urged to drive to the conditions and take extra care on the roads. SBC gritters have been out in force and will continue to work across the region when required.

Tomorrow morning, Teries should tune into local radio to check if there are any travel issues, especially for any school transport cancellations.

Townsfolk can also follow SBC on Twitter (www.twitter.com/scotborders) or like the local authority on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sbcouncil). SB Alert, the emergency messaging service, is also available at www.sbalert.co.uk