Yellow weather warning - Drive with care

Published 08 February 2019

Police Scotland is advising drivers to travel with caution today (February 8) and onwards to tomorrow afternoon (February 9), following Met. Office Yellow Weather Warnings for wind and rain covering much of the western half of the country as well as the central Highlands.

Inspector David Hynd said, "The Met Office has issued a weather warning for rain and that conditions for travel across the Highland, Angus, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Perth & Kinross, Stirlingshire, Argyll & Bute areas may be hazardous due to rain and extra caution should be exercised.

"In addition, a second Yellow Weather Warning that conditions for travel across the southwest Scotland areas of - Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire, Renfrewshire & Inverclyde, Argyll & West Dunbartonshire and south western fringe of the Highlands may be hazardous due to high winds and extra caution should be exercised.

"If you are driving a vehicle which may be vulnerable to being blown over in such conditions along exposed routes including bridges, please exercise additional caution and plan your route to avoid exposed areas or consider cancelling your journey until conditions improve.

"Previous incidents have clearly shown the dangers of driving vehicles vulnerable to being blown over in high wind conditions and the subsequent danger created for other road users, emergency services and recovery operatives where incidents have occurred due to drivers ignoring warnings.

"Listen to media broadcasts especially local radio and Traffic Scotland Radio or visit Traffic Scotland For public transport information visit Traveline Scotland. Follow @policescotland and @trafficscotland on Twitter for regular and up to date travel information

"If you are travelling you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours. Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes."


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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