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Weather / More of the same as snow continues to cause disruption

The B9075 road is closed to all through traffic due to wind-blown snow

Scalloway in the snow. Photo: Shetland News

IT IS another day of snow, and another day of disruption in Shetland.

All schools are shut, with many bairns having their fourth day off in a row, and there are no bus services today (Thursday).

There are also reports of a number of vehicles getting stuck on roads this morning.

The B9075 road from Weisdale to the Sandwater junction is closed to all through traffic due to wind-blown snow.

There are single vessel services running on the Bluemull Sound and Yell Sound ferries, while there is still ongoing disruption at Sumburgh Airport and no flights at Tingwall.

A host of shops, businesses and facilities are choosing to stay shut today amid an amber weather warning for snow which is in place until 6pm.

There will be no essy kert collections today. When weather conditions improve, SIC staff will attempt to collect missed collections – possibly this weekend. The Gremista waste management facility, however, is open today.

For a bit of light relief why not check out the second gallery of readers’ photos we published on Wednesday here.

With regular periods of calm wintry weather in the sun there has been plenty of opportunities for folk to get out on sledges – or even skis – and enjoy the snow.

Gritting crew are continuing to put in plenty of work in tough conditions – read about their job here.

As that article mentions, a Facebook group called Shetland Road Conditions is continuing to prove popular as drivers share reports of how roads are looking.

Meanwhile social care workers are continuing to work through tough conditions.

Temperatures today will remain below freezing again, and forecasts suggest there will be a slight improvement on Friday before consistently staying above zero on Saturday.

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