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South Lanarkshire Hit By Weatherbomb


11/12/14


Hamilton was battered with rain and gale force winds over the past few days.

The area did not suffer as badly as some other parts of Scotland but there were a few weather-related incidents.


Fire fighters had to evacuate a residence in Victoria Street in Blantyre around 4pm on Tuesday, because of unsafe scaffolding.

Scottish Fire and Rescue requested South Lanarkshire Council Building Control, the scaffolding company and their specialist Urban Search and Rescue Advisors to attend to make the scaffolding safe prior to passing on to the building contractor.


The fire alarm at Low Parks Museum was activated yesterday morning by a leak into the building around 8.30am.

Fire engines attended but no action was required and the museum opened as normal.

There were also a number of accidents on the Clydesdale area of the M74.


David Murdoch, station manager at Hamilton Fire Station said: “I would advise people to drive according to the conditions and before setting off on a journey, think about how severe weather could impact on them.

“It could mean a journey will take longer than expected and being prepared only takes a few simple steps.”


He said people should make sure their cars are ready for the winter, they have appropriate clothing, a fully charged mobile phone and an emergency kit.

And he also said people should only make necessary journeys and let someone know where they are going.