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Lerwick in the snow way back on 7 January. Photo: Corey Mason

PEOPLE have been warned to take care on the roads this morning following snowfall overnight.

The council said gritters were out early this morning.

There have been some delays to the public bus service, though, due to the conditions.

There have also been some reports of vehicles going off the road since the onset of snow yesterday, although temperatures are now rising.

Sergeant Sam Greshon of Lerwick Police Station said: “Drivers are asked to take care today on all roads throughout Shetland as many are affected by snow and ice.

“We would advise people to make sure their vehicles are ready to drive with windows and screens clear before setting off and to allow extra time for their journeys.”

Road temperatures at four locations across Shetland can be found on the council’s website. Weather forecasts are updated regularly here.