Monday 15 April 2024
 7.2°C   ESE Gentle Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

Weather / Enjoy the festive but take extra care on the roads, chief inspector advises

Shetland area commander chief inspector Stuart Clemenson: ‘We do everything we can to take as many drugs off the street as we can.’
Photo: Shetland News

POLICE in Shetland are reminding people to take extra care on the roads after a number of minor accidents today (Friday) as a result of overnight snow and near-freezing temperatures.

Area commander Stuart Clemenson said none of the accidents in Lerwick, Sandness and Dunrossness and elsewhere required police intervention, and there were no injuries reported.

With the festive period ahead, the chief inspector added: “All I ask is that motorists take care, plan their journey, closely monitor their speed and give themselves lots of extra time.

“The weather forecast over the next 48 hours is for the low temperatures to continue so please take care.”

He added: “Finally just a warning to look out for low flying sleighs on Sunday night that may distract drivers!”

Meanwhile, many late busses tonight have been cancelled. For more information check out the Transport Notification on the Shetland News frontpage.

A detailed weather forecast can be found at: https://www.shetnews.co.uk/weather/

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.

 
Categories

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.