Three schools shut but transport mostly back to normal

The continuing snowy weather forced the closure of Whiteness Primary School and Mid Yell Junior High this morning, with Uyeasound Primary due to close at 2pm.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Shetland and Shetland. While the temperature has risen slightly today to 2°C, it is expected to fall to freezing in the afternoon meaning there will icy road conditions.

There will be sunny or clear spells and snow showers, heavy at times, and some drifting in places on fresh to strong, mainly north-westerly winds.

Buses are running to timetable except for some school transport. There were no services this morning for lower Gulberwick and there will be no school transport all day for north Nesting.

Staff at the Eric Gray centre were assessing transport needs for clients on an individual basis.

Sumburgh Airport is open and most flights are running to schedule, with flights from Aberdeen arriving and departing as timetabled. Two flights on the Kirkwall route were cancelled, however.

There are also some delays on incoming flights from Edinburgh as the airport catches up on delays from yesterday. Most flights in and out of Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are however running to schedule.

Tonight is expected to stay cold with further snow showers, with sleet or snow for a time and perhaps some rain. There will be strong north to north-westerly winds and minimum temperatures of around -2°C.


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  • Iain Adam

    • December 7th, 2010 15:24

    COLD, I visited Shetland in 2010 but glad I now live in Perth Westren Australia. I know Shetland well, my dad had his business at 167 Commercial Street – H C Adam of Shetland Ltd. He was a kind and descent man, who respected his knitters. I had a lovely time duroing my visit, Lerwick has hardly changed since I was first there in 1955


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