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Hawick flood repair works set to continue into new year

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Image caption Repair works following the December floods in Hawick will continue into the new year

Repairs to a Hawick street where a riverside retaining wall collapsed during recent floods are set to continue into the new year.

Scottish Borders Council started work at Glebe Mill Street this week.

It said it was expected to take eight days and would mean the street and a stretch of a riverside footpath would stay shut until 2016.

The Duke Street and Noble Place junction in the town is also closed due to Scottish Water pipe repair works.

The council said the closure to Glebe Mill Street would also apply to pedestrians and was being made "in the interests of public safety", although vehicle access would be maintained to the rear of properties on the street.

The council and Scottish Water have apologised for the inconvenience to local residents and businesses.

They said further updates would be provided in the new year.

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