Stay Safe: Red and amber weather warnings

The Scottish Government are urging the public not to travel throughout Thursday in the areas affected by red and amber weather warnings for snow.

A red warning in place across most of central Scotland expired at 10am today. However, the highest level amber warning remains in place across many areas meaning disruption is inevitable. Road conditions will continue to be extremely difficult and potentially dangerous throughout the day.

Rail and bus services will also be subject to significant cancellations through the morning peak and into the afternoon.

The Digital Sentinel would like to thank everyone who has been lending a hand helping stranded travellers, and checking in with vulnerable neighbours. One local resident contacted us and wanted to thank a group of youths who went out yesterday to spread grit and dig out cars stuck along Wester Hailes Road.

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport, said:

The travel advice in the affected areas today could not be clearer – do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary to do so.

Even after the red warning is lifted, large parts of Scotland will still be subject to high level amber weather warnings for snow. This should not be underestimated. An amber warning means there is a real possibility that vehicles and drivers will become stranded – something that we have already seen happen during this period of snow.

I strongly urge people to adhere to police advice by avoiding travel in areas with red and amber warnings. I also encourage employers to be as flexible as possible with their staff, allowing them to stay safe and avoid travel.

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