Severe Weather and Flood Warnings 14 – 16th Jan.

flood-warningCUCSA would like to remind everyone to safe over the coming days with severe weather forecast throughout Scotland. If you need to be outside plan ahead and leave extra time for journeys.

Weather Warnings are in place across the country for heavy rain, snow and winds up to 80mph. This will affect transport systems and road conditions so check routes before you set off.

SEPA have issued the following for Dumfries on 15/01/2015:
“The River Nith continues to rise following heavy rainfall and snowmelt overnight. Flooding at Whitesands has commenced and is expected to shortly extend to cover the carriageway, impacting the bottom of Brewery Street, Friars Vennel and Bank Street. There is an increased risk of flooding to lower lying properties in this area, as well as strong currents making passage through the Whitesands area potentially unsafe.”

Such bad weather might affect University services or your ability to get to campus. Make sure you get the up-to-date information on classes by checking your university email regularly, connect with the university pages on facebook and follow their twitter accounts.

We also recommend checking websites or social media pages for Police Scotland both in you local area and Dumfries and Galloway,  Traffic Scotland for road conditions, sites such as ScotRail or Traveline for public transport, the MetOffice for weather forecasts, SEPA for flood warnings and local and national news for up to date information.

If worst comes to worst and you can’t make it in due to weather conditions make sure you have read the university policies on adverse weather and contact the relevant person to let them know you cannot attend. It is vitally important if this affects your exam attendance.

University of Glasgow’s Adverse Weather Policy
University of the West of Scotland’s Winter Information

Information on how to prepare for bad weather before hand and other helpful winter advice can be found   on the Ready Scotland’s website and social media pages.

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