Borders snow prompts road problems

Police car in snow Fresh overnight snowfalls have left many routes in the Borders in a poor condition

Heavy overnight snowfalls have caused a string of traffic problems in the Scottish Borders.

The A68 was closed at Soutra because of jacknifed lorries with traffic tailing back to the Carfraemill roundabout.

HGVs were also reported to be stuck on the A7 between Selkirk and Ashkirk and the A701 near West Linton.

The worst of the snow has been on higher ground, with the road between Lauder and Stow particularly difficult.

In parts of the region which have avoided the snow, surface water is reported to be a problem with the Kelso area badly affected.

Scottish Borders Council has not reported any school closures as a result of the weather.

However, some bus services have been affected.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South Scotland

Weather

Dumfries

Min. Night 4 °C

Features

  • Two women in  JohanesburgYour pictures

    Readers' photos on the theme of South Africa


  • Worcestershire flagFlying the flag

    Preserving the identities of England's counties


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two


  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.