Warning as snow and ice set to hit

Snow is affecting roads in Falkirk district this evening
Snow is affecting roads in Falkirk district this evening

Police Scotland have issued travel advice to motorists following a Met Office yellow warning of snow for much of the country from Wednesday morning until 11.55 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.

Chief Inspector Louise Blakelock, Road Policing, said: “There is a risk of localised disruption to travel likely throughout today and Thursday and we would ask motorists to take precautions before they set off.

“If you are travelling you should ensure that you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions.

“Make 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.

“Road Policing crews will be patrolling the road network to keep people safe during this period - please follow our advice to travel with extra caution.”

The warning from the Met Office said that strong winds will push snow showers across Scotland during Wednesday and into Thursday. Ice, hail and lightning will be additional hazards.