Flood warning for River Tweed in Peeblesshire

THE Borders is on flood alert as heavy rain hit the region today.

And the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued a flood warning to residents living in the Drumelzier and Dawyck area in Peeblesshire as the River Tweed continues to rise.

A SEPA spokesperson said: “There is a risk of flooding to the access roads at Rachan Home Farm and Drumelzier Place as well as flooding to low-lying agricultural land.

“Standing water on roads may lead to difficult driving conditions.”

As for the Borders as a whole, the spokesperson added: “A spell of wet and windy weather is expected throughout the region on Thursday.

“There is a risk of surface water flooding in built up areas and on the road network.

“There is also a risk of flooding from rivers and small watercourses, particularly in the western part of the region.

“SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will be issued as necessary.” The rain is expected to ease this evening, before clearing completely by early Friday morning.