Storm Deirdre hit re­gion’s roads

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A fallen tree caused the Cas­tle Dou­glas to Ayr road to be shut on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The tree fell on a pow­er­line north of Car­sphairn as the Ste­wartry felt the ef­fects of Storm Deirdre.

The A713 was shut around 3pm close to Dum­fries and Gal­loway’s bor­der with South Ayr­shire. It was re-opened a cou­ple of hours later.

Storm Deirdre also caused other dif­fi­cul­ties in the area as the Met Of­fice is­sued an am­ber warn­ing for snow, ice and freez­ing rain.

There were prob­lems with sur­face wa­ter near Gate­house of fleet and trav­el­ling con­di­tions were also poor from Kirkcud­bright west­wards as tem­per­a­tures plum­meted.

The weather also played havoc with the sport­ing cal­en­dar with Cree­town’s game against An­nan Ath­letic andTh­reave Rovers’match atWig­town called off due to wa­ter­logged pitches. And Dalbeattie Star’s game at Isle­croft against Ed­in­burgh side Spar­tans was called off due to the po­ten­tial for poor travel con­di­tions.

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