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Weather / Difficult driving conditions after heavy snow showers

Police advise not to travel if not absolutely necessary

Difficult driving conditions on the A970 just south of Lerwick on Tuesday morning. Photo: John Waters for Shetland News

HEAVY snow showers to coincide with Shetland’s rush hour made driving in and around Lerwick treacherous this morning (Wednesday).

Shetland News received several reports of particularly difficult driving conditions between Gulberwick and Lerwick.

Some cars were also reported to be stuck on Sound Brae.

A police spokeswoman said officers had to clear the A970 near Gulberwick after a vehicle partially blocked the road. There were no reports of any injuries.

“Due to the heavy snowfall, officers in Lerwick are advising members of the public to travel only if absolutely necessary,” the spokeswoman added.

A detailed and up-to-date weather forecast for various locations in Shetland can be found on our weather pages at:

Coming down the Sound Brae. Photo: Jim Mullay for Shetland News
Lerwick this morning. Photo Jim Mullay for Shetland News