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Weather / Take extra care on the roads this morning, police advise

POLICE in Shetland are reminding drivers and pedestrians to take extra care on the roads and pavements after receiving as many as seven reports of minor collisions since earlier this morning.

Inspector Martyn Brill said: “Drivers are reminded the cold temperatures with showers of rain may well cause black ice on the roads making them hazardous for drivers.

“The pavements are also affected and pedestrians are likewise advised to take care.”

Shetland Island Council said its fleet of gritters are out across the island. Roads have been pre-treated but the risk of ice in place remains.

Sandwick School is closed today after the headteacher took the decision that road conditions around the school were too treacherous. All other schools are open.

Meanwhile Shetland Athletics Club has cancelled all training sessions scheduled for Friday evening and Saturday.