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South of Scotland flood alerts after overnight rain

Overnight rain has prompted fresh flood warnings and road closures due to river levels in the Scottish Borders.

The River Tweed between Drumelzier and Dawyck in Peeblesshire was particularly high, with property owners in the area advised to take precautionary action.

River levels were also very high in the Ettrick Valley, with caravan parks at Deephope and Hopehouse at risk.

In Hawick, fire crews were forced into action at their own station after rainwater flooded an appliance room.

Heavy rains have also caused concern in the Yarrow Valley, with Yarrowford at risk from the Yarrow Water and both the East and West Broadmeadows burns.

Police advised that the Elwyn Glen Road - between Galashiels and Melrose - was badly affected by surface water, as was the B709 at Tishielaw.

The B712 around Stobo was closed due to the level of flooding.

In neighbouring Dumfries and Galloway a flood alert also remained in place.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency said that although no significant further rain was expected, river levels remained high.

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