More travel misery as new storm sweeps in
Torrential rain brought in by Storm Callum yesterday resulted in more travel delays and hampered efforts to clear a major road closed by landslips.
Motorists faced delays on the M8 and the M73 in Lanarkshire due to flooding, which also closed the A701 at St Ann’s in Dumfries and Galloway for a short time.
The conditions impacted on rail services, with speed restrictions in place between Preston and Scotland and Virgin Trains forced to reduce the frequency of services to Edinburgh and Glasgow from London.
The heavy rain hampered efforts to clear debris from the A83 and Old Military Road at the Rest and Be Thankful, which remained closed after landslips last week.
Two flood warnings and two flood alerts were in place yesterday for Scotland.
Forecasters said it should be dry with spells of sunshine today and tomorrow, before more wet and windy weather moves in.
Simon Partridge, of the Met Office, said: “Yet another low pressure system arrives on Tuesday, bringing rain and gusts of up to 50mph in the Western Isles.”
Storm Callum hit on Friday with a reported wind speed of 68mph at Dundrennan in Kirkcudbrightshire.