Scotland issues travel warning amid freeze wave

Scotland issues travel warning amid freeze wave

Scotland issues travel warning amid freeze wave

Most of the snow is expected on higher ground with 3-6cm likely above around 200m and perhaps 10-15cm locally on ground above 300m.

"Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths".

The amber alert warning of "on and off" spells of "persistent, heavy, snow" was issued for central areas of Scotland, including Glasgow, Stirling and parts of Edinburgh.

"I would like to make it clear that there is a high risk of disruption for road journeys and with that comes a high likelihood of the conditions being very poor, therefore I would ask people whether their journey is really necessary?"

"Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible".

"The rain will turn to sleet and snow in places as it encounters the cold air with temporary accumulations possible".

Snow will continue to cause some issues this weekend, some falling over hills of England, Wales and Norther Ireland today, but not causing too much issue, but a greater chance early Sunday for snow across northern areas, before turning back to rain.

Yellow: Severe weather expected.

"There is still a need for motorists to exercise caution on the roads during this period as the weather could well lead to some challenging driving conditions - in particular over higher routes, which may see some heavy snowfall and a higher risk of disruption".

ScotRail said it was dealing with weather-related disruption on the West Highland Line at Crianlarich. Red means you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather. You must avoid unsafe areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.

The fourth-round tie, due to be played on Sunday, was called off after the pitch at Bellslea Park failed an inspection.

Police warned about long traffic jams and abandoned cars, with angry skiers and boarders taking to social media to vent their fury at the long traffic queues to get to Glencoe Mountain.

Police told motorists queuing to get into the ski centres that the vehicle parks were full and urged them to "turn back".

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