Severe weather - plan ahead this weekend

Published 19 January 2018

As the Met Office weather warning now sits at YELLOW for ice, Police Scotland has downgraded travel advice from Stage 3 to Stage 2.


Stage 2 travel advice means that you should travel with caution and that conditions for road travel may be hazardous.


The YELLOW warning for Ice is valid between 00:05 and 11:00 hours on Saturday (20 January, 2018) and means you should plan ahead for your journey and expect possible travel delays.


Areas likely to be affected by ice are:

  • Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Orkney
  • Shetland
  • South West Scotland
  • Lothian Borders
  • and Strathclyde.


If using public transport, please check with the provider before you leave to see if there is any disruption or cancellation to services.


We are also advising people to plan ahead over the weekend. If you're out during the evening and planning on drinking alcohol, make sure you have your journey home organised. Book a taxi in advance and keep up to date with transport providers to ensure services are running.


For more information about the weather warnings in place, please follow the Met Office on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website;

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