Yellow Weather Warning: Scotland braced for fresh disruption this weekend caused by heavy snow and ice
The Met Office has a yellow warning with ice in place for all of Scotland and it warns that with falls of rain, sleet and snow dying out, there is a risk of icy surfaces and “difficult” travel conditions.
The Met Office issued the yellow warning for Scotland yesterday, predicting the icy conditions will affect Scotland until 10am this morning.
Another yellow warning of snow and ice has also been issued for tomorrow, January 16, between 3am and 9pm where a band of heavy snow may lead to travel disruption
The office has told people to beware of the chance of injuries from slipping while walking on icy surfaces, as well as “some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”
A Met Office Spokesperson said: “Ice is likely to form on some untreated surfaces, with difficult conditions on some roads and pavements by Friday morning.”
Traffic Scotland has advised motorists to allow extra time to clear car windows of snow or ice this morning and only travel if essential.
Fog is also forecast with mist around Glasgow which may pose hazards for motorists.
The Met Office has published advice from the Department for Transport advising people to clear snow and ice from footpaths outside their homes, preferably in the morning.
“You can then cover the path with salt before nightfall to stop it refreezing overnight,” the advice says.
Becky Mitchell, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Saturday is the next day we could potentially see some snow.”