Rising Teviot sees bridge closed again

Councillor Stuart Marshall.
Councillor Stuart Marshall.

The bridge in Mansfield Road has been closed again this afternoon (Tuesday) due to “safety reasons”.

Local flood group chief Stuart Marshall also told the Hawick News that he expects the Teviot to rise half-a-metre over the next few hours.

He added: “Our volunteers are sandbagging Mansfield and I’d appeal to motorists with vehicles parked outside the Johnstons mill to move them as soon as they can.”

The road at lower Mansfield and the road between Overhall and Wilton Dean are both closed at the moment.