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Weather / All schools closed after more snow overnight

B9075 Kergord road closed due to drifts and vehicles stranded in deep snow

The B9075 Kergord road on Tuesday. Photo: Elaine Falconer

FOLLOWING more snowfall overnight, all schools in Shetland will be closed today (Tuesday), Shetland Islands Council confirmed this morning.

A council spokesperson said that secondary pupils, especially those in S4, S5 and S6, are encouraged to log on to MS Teams for remote learning and support from school staff.

Road conditions continue to be poor in many areas, particularly in the north of Shetland, and more snow showers are forecast today.

The B9075 Kergord road is closed to all traffic until further notice. Gritting crews have attempted to clear the route but snow continues to accumulate and some vehicles have this morning become stranded, the council said.

Public bus services are also affected by the weather with most services suspended this morning. Reviews of individual services will take place later this morning.

An up to date list of services affected can be found at the top of the Shetland News website here or via the council’s public bus service voicebank on 01595 745744.

Meanwhile, the Bluemull Sound ferry service is down to a single vessel operation sailing to a Saturday timetable, and Unst health centre is closed today.

The Whalsay ferry service has switched to a shuttle service until further notice after the Hendra broke down on Tuesday morning

A yellow Met office weather warning for snow and ice is in place until Wednesday morning. A full weather forecast is here.

More to follow…

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