Storm Dennis travel disruption continues across Scotland – BBC News, BBC News

Storm Dennis travel disruption continues across Scotland – BBC News, BBC News

                                 Cove Road Greenock Image copyright                   Greenock Coastguard Rescue Team                                                        
Image caption                                      Cove Road in Greenock was closed by flooding on Saturday                              

A weekend of travel disruption is set to continue on Sunday as Storm Dennis batters Scotland.

Three severe flood warnings were issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) in the Hawick area and some people were advised to evacuate their homes.

Network Rail said the Highland mainline was likely to remain closed as safety checks were carried out.

A number of road and rail links were shut on Saturday because of flooding.

A new yellow weather warning for high winds covers almost all of Scotland from : on Sunday, until midday on Monday.

Sepa said river levels in Hawick were likely to reach similar levels to those in January A local leisure center has been opened for anyone forced to move out of their homes.

Separate flood warnings and advice have also been issued for residents in the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, South Lanarkshire and South Ayrshire.

(Network Rail) said on social media that the Highland mainline would remain closed until the water level at Inver, north of Dunkeld, receded and a full safety inspection had been carried out.


Disruption across the rail network was so bad that ScotRail advised customers in the west not to travel on Saturday evening.

Police issued warnings that many roads were treacherous and the M9 was closed at Bannockburn for a period due to flooding.

                                                                                                       Image copyright                   Amey                                                        
Image caption                                      Amey said it was working to clear blocked drains on the M9                              

Roads operator Amey said stones and silt had blocked drains but it had sent heavy equipment to the scene to get it cleared.

CalMac suspended some ferry sailings and warned that others were liable to cancellation at short notice.

                                                                                                       Image copyright                   Jojosine / BBC Weather Watcher                                                        
Image caption                                      Glen Devon in central Scotland was deluged on Saturday                              
                                                                                                       Image copyright                   Smudge / BBC Weather Watchers                                                        
Image caption                                      Crossapol, on the Isle of Tiree, was battered by Storm Dennis                              

On Saturday morning, a gust of mph was recorded on South Uist morning and a number of flights out of Glasgow and Edinburgh were cancelled.

Also on Saturday a landslip caused rock and snow to spill across the A in Glen Coe but the road was still passable.

The M9 was shut mid-afternoon by flooding near Bannockburn and sections of the A9 were later closed by flooding.

                                                                                                       Image copyright                   Met Office                                                        
Image caption                                      A yellow weather warning is in place from midday on Sunday for 24 hours                              

(Storm Dennis is passing across Scotland just days after Storm Ciara caused significant disruption including a landslip on the rail line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

A building also partially collapsed into the River Teviot in Hawick and flood defenses in Jedburgh were badly damaged.

Southern Scotland also experienced heavy snowfalls during the week with drivers stranded near Durisdeer.

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