Glasgow & West Scotland

Road flooding in Scotland as weather warnings issued

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Flooding has hit the M9 and a major road in Greenock, as another period of wet and windy weather affects Scotland.

On the M9, flooding closed lanes north and southbound around Bannockburn and Craigforth.

Part of East Hamilton Street in Greenock was closed and diversions were put in place. One lane has now opened in each direction.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for southwest Scotland, valid until 06:00 on Monday.

It said rain will be accompanied by gale force winds with gusts of 45-55 mph quite widely, and 60-65 mph over exposed coasts and bridges.