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Police Scotland High Risk of Disruption Travel Warning

Alert message sent 14/12/2018 17:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland


Dear Member,

Please find attached information / advice on conditions over the next 48 hours.

Stay Safe

Donald MacKay
Rural Watch Co-ordinator
Argyll & West Dunbartonshire

Police Scotland is advising drivers that the Met Office has issued an Amber and Yellow Weather Warning and there is a HIGH RISK OF DISRUPTION FOR ROAD JOURNEYS in all areas of mainland Scotland. If you do travel, you are likely to experience significant delays.

A Met Office Amber Weather Warning for Ice has been issued between 1000 hours Saturday and 0600 hours Sunday. Freezing rain is expected to result in the rapid development of widespread ice, with very dangerous travelling conditions likely. This covers Central, Tayside, Fife , SW Scotland , Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde regions.
 
Running alongside this will be a Met Office Yellow Weather Warning  for Snow and Ice between 0900 hours on Saturday 16th and 0900 hours 1000 hours Sunday  that will cover all of mainland Scotland. This will result in periods of freezing rain, with snow later, leading to some dangerous travelling conditions.

 
Congestion caused by all vehicles may restrict the emergency services, recovery vehicles, gritters and snowploughs from providing essential assistance or from clearing roads.
 
Drivers of Goods Vehicles and Buses should drive with extreme caution and be aware that you may be requested to park at a suitable position by the police.
 
Winter driving is a question of common sense and all drivers should ask themselves if they really need to travel when conditions are poor. No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the road and it may be worth making alternative arrangements such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.
 
If you are travelling on the roads 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.
 
Listen to media broadcasts especially local radio and Traffic Scotland Radio or visit www.trafficscotland.org. For public transport information visit www.travelinescotland.com   Follow @policescotland and @trafficscotland on Twitter for regular and up to date travel information.
 
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Donald MacKay (Police, Constable, Argyll and West Dumbartonshire)

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