More travel mis­ery as new storm sweeps in

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

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.

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