Flood warning for Hawick

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A flood warning has been issued for Hawick following heavy rainfall and rising river levels.

Road flooding is expected in Teviot Road and Mansfield Road, while there is a risk of property flooding in 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 George’s Lane.

A SEPA spokesperson said: “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 flood warning is now in force until further notice, and the Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23434.”

Motorists are also advised that the A698 Hawick to Denholm road is closed due to flooding.