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Weather / Schools to close early as snowy weather worsens

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SCHOOLS in Shetland which opened today (Friday) will close early with a forecast of a significant amount of snow over the next six hours.

The council’s roads service has a forecast which indicates more than 10cm of snow may fall this afternoon which is likely to disrupt road travel across Shetland.

Drivers are being asked to consider whether they need to travel. Parents are asked to get in touch with schools, if they have not already been contacted, to hear of local arrangements for school transport or collection of their children.

Brae shortly after 2pm on Friday. Photo: Bob Clark

Heavy snow has already begun to fall in the North Isles and North Mainland, where schools were already closed for the day.

Council gritters are out across Shetland to clear snow and crews will continue to clear roads until 5pm today.

Bus services remain under review this afternoon. The latest updates are on the council’s public bus service voicebank on 01595 745744.

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