Flood alert for Lothians

SCOTLAND was on flood alert today (Thursday, October 11) as forecasters warned up to a month’s rain could fall in the next 48 hours.

An amber alert was issued for the Lothians, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency urged people to stay vigilant and be aware of the conditions if travelling

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “Just weeks after the first major storm of the autumn, the transport network is braced for another major challenge.

“Our operating companies are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to deal with any weather-related issues that arise.

“A wide range of agencies and organisations are poised to react quickly to the alerts and activate their response plans for the potential impact of heavy rain.”

If the weather is as bad as forecasters are predicting, let us know how you are affected. Send your photos and stories to midlothianadvertiser@jnlothian.co.uk