Schools in Scottish Borders closed by power cuts

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The storm sweeping across Scotland as led to powers cuts in some areas of the Borders.

Scottish Borders Council as confirmed that the cuts have led to the closure of six schools.

Schools affected are Earlston High and the primaries at Fountainhall, Heriot, Walkerburn, Stow and Yarrow.

Police have urged drivers of high-sided vans and lorries in the Borders to pull over and wait until the winds subside before resuming their journeys.