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Community / Police warn drivers over fuel spillage in and around Lerwick

PEOPLE are being asked to take care while driving in and around Lerwick due to reports of fuel spillage.

The police said the spillage has affected numerous roads in the town, with some less affected than others.

Shetland Islands Council added that stretches of road outside of Lerwick were also affected.

“It appears that there are various stretches of roads affected between Lerwick and Walls – a distance of around 30 miles,” a spokesperson said.

“Roads staff are currently placing signs and spreading sand on the worst affected locations.

“Drivers are asked to exercise caution along the A971 and on roads in Lerwick, particularly at road junctions and other areas where signs are place.”