Scotland on flood alert

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SCOTLAND was on flood alert today 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.”