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Severe Weather Warning -Updated

Alert message sent 14/12/2018 13:15:00

Information sent on behalf of Scottish Borders Council

Dear Citizen The Met office have updated the weather warning tomorrow to a high impact 'Amber Warning' for ice, and we have a general warning for 'snow' also from 10 am tomorrow until 6am on Sunday.

Heavy freezing rain is expected to develop during Saturday. This will result in the rapid formation of widespread ice on roads, pavements, trees and other structures. Freezing rain is rare in the United Kingdom but when it does occur the impacts can be very severe.

 This is due to the fact that it can form very quickly, it can be difficult to see and is incredibly slippery. Some sleet and snow is possible over the very highest ground and the freezing rain may also be followed by a spell of sleet and snow as the precipitation clears from the west.

Freezing rain is expected to result in the rapid development of widespread ice, with very dangerous travelling conditions likely.
What to expect
  • Injuries from slips and falls and danger to life on
    icy surfaces are likely
  • Black ice may form quickly affecting bus, train
    and air travel
  • Dangerous driving conditions are likely leading to road traffic collisions, road closures and longer journey times.
  • Pavements and cycle paths likely to become instantly impassable because of the sudden formation of black ice
  • Power and other services, such as telephone and mobile phone coverage, likely to be interrupted or cut.
Jim Fraser

10:00 S a t 15 D e c 2018 and
06:00 S 16 D e c 2018
10:00 S a t 15 D e c 2018 and
06:00 S un 16 D e c 2018



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Jim Fraser (Scottish Borders Council, Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)

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