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Severe Weather Warning for Snow and Ice

Alert message sent 13/12/2018 14:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Scottish Borders Council

Dear Citizen
Heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and northern England with a risk of freezing rain in places.
The snow could be heavy at times, especially over hills where blizzards may develop, and is likely to drift in strong winds. Across northern England and southern Scotland, snow may turn to freezing rain above 20 0 -30 0 metres leading to widespread ice developing on Saturday night 2-5 cm of snow is likely at lower levels, whilst higher ground could see 10 -20 cm

What to expect
  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers.
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Some rural com m unities could become cut off
  • Power cuts m ay occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Bus and train services m ay be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer.
  • journey times possible
  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable because of black ice
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Message sent by
Jim Fraser (Scottish Borders Council, Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)

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