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Transport / Most bus services cancelled as road conditions worsen

Meanwhile, a decision on whether or not schools will open on Tuesday will be made in the morning

Road conditions were described as hazardous. Photo: Shetland News

ALL BUT three bus services have been cancelled for the rest of the day due the increasingly tricky road conditions.

While some services were suspended earlier in the day, a decision to cancel the majority of services for the rest of the day was made this afternoon.

The only services operating are:

  • Service 4; Lerwick to Scalloway. The 1715 departure from the Viking bus station will be the last of the day;
  • Services 21 and 23, Lerwick to Hillswick and Toft/Mossbank will operated by one bus and will terminate at Brae. Tingwall will not be serviced.
  • Service 37, the Mossbank feeder, will depart from Brae at 1805.
A regularly updated list of disruptions to public transport can be found on the frontpage of the Shetland News website.

Road conditions across Shetland have been described as hazardous, particularly after the heavy snow fall this afternoon.

Sumburgh airport was also affected by delays and cancellations today due to the wintry weather conditions.

Shetland Islands Council said late on Monday afternoon that a decision on whether schools will open or not will be made early on Tuesday morning

“Although wind speeds are forecast to ease overnight, there is uncertainty about further snowfall that could make school transport difficult. We’ll provide an update as soon as possible in the morning,” a social media update from the SIC said.

A detailed weather forecast can also be found here.

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