Floods Alerts in Scotland Scaled Down

On July 12th, 2012 By 

Flooding alerts in ScotlandThe Met Office experts have downgraded weather alerts, predicting heavy rains in Eastern Scotland. Borders, Strathclyde, Lothian, Central, Tayside and Fife, are still under yellow alert, as chances of flooding decreased.

Access to Borders General Hospital in Melrose was impeded by water, but now water damages are repaired and the entrance open. Melrose roads are in need of post-flooding cleaning.

The amber warning of torrential downpours was reduced to yellow alert. The Scottish government organised an emergency services meeting this morning. The resilience team is confident on the measures undertaken to bring the situating under control.

The team advises drivers, public transport users, and motorists to pay extra attention and expect difficult driving conditions when passing through the affected areas, namely routes around Selkirk, Jedburgh and Peeblesshire.

The Traffic Scotland control centre is supervising the water situation and travelling conditions. Network Rails estimates the water level at stations and is monitoring the risk of potential flooding.

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