Flooding update - 11 January

  11 January 2015

Vincent Fitzsimons, Hydrology Duty Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:

"Flooding is likely across the country Sunday night into Monday morning due to a combination of rainfall and snowmelt. This will cause some travel disruption in known trouble spots on Monday morning and we encourage people to follow the advice of the emergency services, and follow Transport Scotland and other sources of information, like local radio.

"Flooding is most likely along the upland spine of the country, from Caithness to Strath Oykel, Beauly and Connon and the Great Glen, through Speyside and Lochaber, to the Teith including Callendar. Risks here include flooding of isolated vulnerable properties, closures of minor roads, and additional flooding of agricultural land near rivers.

"Some similar flooding is also possible in the upland areas south of the central belt including Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, though the risk here is lower.

We will continue to monitor rivers and rainfall very carefully and are working closely with the Met office and emergency responders to update the risk assessment as required.

"People can stay informed by using Floodline via the website at www.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates and on the phone at 0345 988 1188 as this is always the most up to date information. You can also sign up to receive flood messages direct to your phone, for free, on our website atwww.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup via the Floodline number."