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A 47-year-old woman has been charged with careless driving after ignoring road closure signs near Peebles.

Around 1pm on Wednesday, December 30, an attempt was made to drive through 4ft of floodwater on the B712 road at Stobo, Peebles.

Police Officers, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, and Mountain Rescue all attended and worked to free the woman from the half-submerged Volkswagen Polo.

This is the second motorist that has been charged in Decemeber for ignorning road closures and police are urging drivers to adhere to the closures put in place.

Inspector John Scott said: "This is the second incident in December of someone being charged for ignoring road closure signs in the Borders.

"Ignoring these not only risks your own safety, but that of emergency services personnel who will be required to rescue you. It also prevents these vital resources from being able to help other people.

"Please remember that road closures are always in place for a reason. There are no excuses for ignoring these and if you fail to comply, you will be charged."

If you are in an area affected by flooding, police are urging you not travel unless absolutely necessary.

If you do need to travel, plan your route in advance and check Traffic Scotland or the Scottish Borders Council website for road closures.