A woman has been charged after ignoring a road closure sign resulting in her car becoming submerged in the floods at Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
The 49-year-old drove past the sign and through two barriers whilst attempting to enter Kelso last week. Her car became immersed in water and was swept down the river becoming wedged between two trees.
The driver has been charged and police in the Scottish Borders have issued advice for drivers following the severe weather over the past few days. The advice also focuses on the importance of adhering to road closures, and the dangers of ignoring advice from the emergency services.