STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE SEVERE FLOODING THROUGHOUT DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
For students located in the Dumfries Town Centre area please take note that due to the recent heavy rainfall there is expected to be severe flooding in and around the Whitesands area as well as the wider D&G area. Areas of Kirkconnel and Newton Stewart are now being evacuated. Please stay up to date with information in your local area through Met Office Scotland, SEPA, and Nithdale Police and their respective social pages.
Check www.trafficscotland.org for the list of road closures.
SEPA FLOOD UPDATE:
“An updated FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Whitesands.
The Nith is continuing to respond to the overnight rainfall and levels in the upper catchment are continuing to rise.In addition to the current flooding of the Whitesands car park and carriageway, further flooding of the area is now expected.
Flooding is expected to spread to Brewery Street and the foot of Friars Vennel which may also impact on properties in the vicinity of 52 Spares and Royal Oak. Given upper catchment river levels, water levels within the Whitesands area are expected to continue to rise.”
To see a full map of the affected area and for the warning in the wider Dumfries and Galloway area please check: http://
Do not enter flood waters, avoid all journeys unless essential throughout Dumfries and Galloway and follow road diversions.
FLOOD UPDATE CORRECT AS OF 12.50PM 30/12/13