COUNCIL bosses are looking into engineering solutions to prevent Earlston's main street from flooding.

Heavy overnight rain on Saturday into Sunday left a 100 metre stretch of the A6105 under water.

And several houses, as well as the High School, were cut off from the rest of the town.

Water running from two small burns as well as nearby fields is being blamed on the flooding.

But locals also believe a lack of drains maintenance is adding to the problem.

One resident, who we agreed not to name, said: "As soon as there is heavy rain the water starts to lie on the road - this isn't a new problem.

"The council cleaned out the drains last year when the road was badly flooded but they haven't been back since."

The water had receded enough to allow the road to be re-opened in time for school transport to arrive on Monday morning.

And engineers from Scottish Borders Council will now attempt to find a solution to prevent future floods.

A spokesperson for the local authority said: “Surface water flooding issues were highlighted as part of a flood study in the Earlston area and these are currently being investigated by the roads and flooding sections of the Council to determine the best options to reduce the impacts at this location.”

Heavy rain led to a region-wide flood alert being in place throughout Sunday into Monday.

A Flood warning was also issued in Peeblesshire where the River Lyne, near Romanno Bridge, threatened to burst its banks.