Drivers hit by snow disruptions

Drivers hit by snow disruptions

Drivers in Scotland have been hit by severe flooding and disruptions caused by snow.

Motorists heading to Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Borders encountered "extreme weather", according to a police statement.

Heavy snowfall on Thursday December 3 resulted in some roads being shut as drivers struggled to travel across the Borders.

Some ended up getting stuck and having to call on breakdown crews as well as emergency workers. But even fire fighters experienced problems reaching some of them.

In the Midlothian town of Gorebridge, drivers and an emergency service crew escaped injury when a local fire engine was involved in a collision with several cars.

On Thursday Eastern Scotland experienced substantial downpours, bringing bad flooding which resulted in road closures.

Jedburgh bore the brunt of the floods. Its high street was evacuated after the banks of the River Teviot burst, according to fire fighters. They had to rescue a driver from his car roof after he was trapped by flood water.

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