It began with a ten degree rise in temperature, on Boxing Day. Not an exceptional rise after several weeks of well below temps? However, at the time this was taken, it was a little after 2pm, but only an hour before, according to travellers over the Hoddam Bridge, had stood in awe as a wall of ice, propelled by melt water, hurtled down the river Annan.
As you can see the ice flows have been pushed aside onto the banks! I ice is stacked so high, I couldnt see over it at bank level! Even as I took these quick shots, the ice was thundering against the pillars of the bridge.
All the roads are carrying pools of water, and the fields are running in rivulets of melt ed snow water.