Heavy rain and surging river levels close bridge after weather warning

Motorists have been advised to avoid the Westwater Bridge at West Linton while damage is assessed.

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Heavy rain has closed a major route through the Scottish Borders following damage to a bridge.

Motorists have been warned to avoid the A702 at the Westwater Bridge in West Linton after more than a dozen flood warnings were issued amid a yellow weather warning in parts of the country.

Drivers are instead advised to divert via the A701 and the A721/A72 and plan ahead before travelling in the south of the country.

The Met Office alert for rain ended at 6am on Wednesday morning, however a number of other routes remain affected by standing flood water.

BEAR Scotland said it would issue updated information once a full assessment of the infrastructure had been carried out.

No other flood or weather warnings have yet been issued, though forecasters said drizzly conditions are expected throughout the day.

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