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Gonfirth in the snow. Photo: SIC

SHETLAND Islands Council is asking people to get in touch to arrange for their abandoned vehicles to be removed from roads around Shetland.

The council said cars and vans left on the roads in snowy conditions earlier this week are now creating obstructions to gritters and other traffic as efforts to clear all roads continue.

Vidlin, Kergord, Gulberwick and the Kames are particularly affected.

Owners should contact the council’s roads service on 01595 744866 so that removal can be arranged.

Meanwhile all main routes are now passable with care but there continues to be piled up snow and icy conditions on side roads.

“Our crews will continue to work according to the weather conditions and forecasts,” a council spokesperson said in a message on social media.

“Our gritter crews have been working long hours this week to undertake snow clearance across Shetland’s roads and to apply winter treatment to road surfaces.

“It’s been challenging at times with repeated snow falls, strong winds, and changing temperatures causing thawing and refreezing. “

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