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Summary

  1. Homes evacuated as fresh flooding hits
  2. Two severe flood warnings in place for Aberdeenshire
  3. Drivers put on snow and ice alert
  4. Train services between Dundee and Aberdeen disrupted
  5. Further rain and snow forecast for north east

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By Jo Perry and Paul McLaren

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Coming later on Reporting Scotland...from-the scene flood reports

Coming up on BBC One Scotland at 18:30...Reporting Scotland will have the latest flood and snow reports from around the country. You can watch the programme live here.

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Down in the mouth over snow in the south...road closures across the Borders

A number of routes have been blocked by accidents and vehicles stuck in snow in southern Scotland.

At one stage 50 cars were reportedly stuck on the A7 between Langholm and Longtown.

Snow on the A7
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The A701 was also blocked near the Forest of Ae by a tanker and HGV but was also later cleared.

Problems on the A68 near Jedburgh were cleared but conditions remained hazardous. One woman was cut free from her vehicle on the A698 near Denholm.

She was treated by ambulance personnel.

The yellow warning of snow was in place until 17:00 and covered much of Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

Praise for small businesses 'going the extra mile' to help flood victims

Local business owners have been praised "for going the extra mile for their communities" during the flooding.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) pointed to David and Elizabeth Barrack, owners of the Strathburn Hotel in Inverurie, who provided 40 rooms free of charge to people affected by the crisis.

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The FSB's Scottish policy convenor Andy Willox said: "David and Elizabeth Barrack deserve widespread recognition for going the extra mile for Inverurie. They’re a credit to smaller businesses everywhere. We know that small firms stand behind their communities in a crisis, but the team at the Strathburn Hotel are an inspiration."

On the flooding, Mr Willox added: “It will take a huge amount of effort to get these communities back on their feet. As recovery plans are developed, it will be exceptionally important that the needs of local businesses are considered. We cannot see good firms go to the wall because of short-term cash flow difficulties caused by this flooding.” 

Snow falling on the entire M74 route as congestion builds

Congestion is starting to build on the M74  at J1 northbound, with Traffic Scotland warning that snow is now falling on the entire route.

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Scotland's weather - what's on the radar?

The rain and snow  radar shows scattered showers but also plenty of snow in southern Scotland. 

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Water damage on West Coast Main Line 'is more severe than first thought'

Engineers working to repair the West Coast Main Line have said damage by Storm Frank to a crucial viaduct is more severe than they first thought.

The line had to be closed after water pressure undermined a pier of the Lamington Viaduct in South Lanarkshire.

West Coast Main Line damage
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An initial assessment led engineers to predict that the line could be back to normal operation by 1 February.

They have now said that a new timetable for repairs will not be issued until next week.

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In pictures: Flooding around the country

It's not quite Ellon earth...but it's looking pretty grim, as the people of Ellon, Abrerdeenshire,try to get back on their feet.

Ellon floods
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Ellon floods
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Primary school damaged by storms to remain closed until Easter

A Scottish Borders primary school damaged by storms in mid-December is to remain closed until Easter.

Part of a wall at Howdenburn Primary School in Jedburgh collapsed during high winds in the area.

Howdenburn Primary
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It had been hoped that repair work on the building could get under way in the new year.

Scottish Borders Council said finding a design solution was "proving to be complex" and more time was needed to "produce the most effective solution".

Nursery school children and pupils in P1-4 are currently taking lessons at nearby Parkside Primary.

Jedburgh Academy is accommodating the older children.

Drivers urged to be extra cautious as snow causes havoc on the roads

Police in the Borders are urging drivers to be extra cautious as snow sweeps across the region's  roads.

Ch Insp Andy McLean, area commander for the Scottish Borders, added: "Motorists should drive to the conditions and maintain safe stopping distances, bearing in mind that in snow or ice these are significantly greater than in the dry."

Snow on Borders roads
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Weekend weather update from the Met Office

Borders traffic 'at a standstill' as heavy snow hits the A7 around Hawick

Snow is causing problems on roads in the Hawick area, with the A7 described as being at a "standstill" by local MSP John Lamont.

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MSP John Lamont was stuck in the A7 traffic

Scottish Borders Council advised people in the area only to use their cars if absolutely necessary.

Drivers were also advised to slow down on the A74(M) south of Moffat after two lorries were involved in an accident there.

Disruption was also possible on the A76 south of Kirkconnel due to a crash.

Care-home residents affected by flooding are now returning to their homes in Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen City Council said vulnerable adults in the Donside area have been safely transported to their homes.

A Port Elphinstone resident talks to members of the emergency services
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A Port Elphinstone resident talks to members of the emergency services

Sally Wilkins, manager of adult services, thanked all those who assisted in the evacuations.

She said: "We are very grateful for the co-operation and assistance of a wide range of people, not least our own staff but also health, and in particular Woodend staff, Bon Accord Care, care home providers across the city.

"Also, a special mention must be made to the transport providers who responded in a highly professional manner and helped us to make this as safe and efficient as possible."

From Traffic Scotland - snow issues