23rd April 2018
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Ice warning

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Motorists and pedestrians are being warned to take care this evening as icy patches are likely on untreated surfaces.

The Met Office is urging people to “be aware” as further hail, sleet and snow showers, with 5cm falling in places, are expected overnight.

“Where showers have left surfaces wet or with slushy snow, ice will readily form, especially on untreated surfaces,” according to the Met Office website. Temperatures are expected to dip to 0°C.

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  1. Gordon Harmer

    This must be just a localised weather warning for the central belt of Shetland as I noticed fresh pure salt spread on the footpaths around Scalloway. Even as far as out the East Voe and in at Blydot and all around the Blydot industrial area.
    When I returned to Brae there was no sign of similar treatment to footpaths here so the Icy spell must be going to miss Brae.
    Or am I being cynical and pointing out the fact that the councils new gritting policy is in fact discriminating to any where North of the Brig O Fitch.

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