POLICE have issued travel advice to Borderers ahead of Storm Isha, which is due to impact the region this weekend.

Amber weather alerts for wind will be in place.

And there will also be yellow weather warnings in place for rain.

Motorists are being advised by Police Scotland to heed the following advice:

  • Plan ahead and avoid unnecessary travel
  • All road users should consider if they really need to travel during adverse weather
  • Consider delaying travel until conditions improve
  • If you are travelling on the roads, prepare yourself and your vehicle for the conditions
  • Ensure your mobile phone is charged and plan your journey, including an alternative route
  • Have sufficient fuel, warm clothing, food and water in case you’re delayed
  • Do not ignore road closure signs – they are for your safety
  • Congestion caused by vehicles may restrict emergency services and recovery vehicles from providing essential assistance
  • Listen to media broadcasts, including radio, for updates
  • Follow your local authority for the latest updates in your area via Facebook, Twitter or their website
  • Other information can be found on the Met Office, Ready Scot. For public transport information Travelinescotland
  • Follow @policescotland and @trafficscotland on Twitter for up-to-date travel information

For more information from Police Scotland, click HERE.