Scotland told to prepare for travel disruption after Met Office issues weather warnings


Travellers told to prepare for disruption and check ahead before travelling

SCOTLAND is bracing itself for snow after the Met Office issued weather warnings lasting until 11pm on Thursday night.

Amber ‘be prepared’ warnings are in place and travellers have been warned to expect snowfall to cause some disruption around the time of the evening rush hour on Wednesday. More than 5cm (2in) of snow is forecast to fall at lower levels, while higher ground can expect 15cm (6in).

Police Scotland has urged drivers to be aware of the weather situation and take extra caution in the wintry conditions, while Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay said disruption to the transport network was expected.

A Met Office statement said: “The public should be prepared for travel disruption and hazardous driving conditions.”

There are currently no warnings of impending weather disruption on the Scotrail network, although Glasgow Airport has urged customers to check ahead with airlines before travelling.

The amber weather warnings cover the period between 17:00 on Wednesday and 11:00 on Thursday.

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