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Weather / Some bus services to resume as thaw sets in

Meanwhile essy kerts will be out over the weekend after missed collections during the week

SOME public bus services are back up and running today (Saturday) after being cancelled in recent days due to the wintry weather.

A review was held at 9am this morning and it was decided that some services will resume through the day with modifications. There has been issues with some drivers getting to work.

A list of what is running and not operating can be found on the transport notifications section on the Shetland News frontpage. The public bus service voicebank can also be accessed on 01595 745744.

After days of cancellations flights have begin to land and take off at Sumburgh Airport this morning.

It comes as the snow begins to thaw after days of below-freezing temperatures – which will no doubt be greeted with a warm welcome by many.

However it is expected that large accumulations of snow will take a bit longer to disappear.

All main roads are now clear of snow, as are many side roads.

There is standing water in many places and localised flooding may occur as the rate of thaw increases today. Drivers are asked to take care and reduce their speed where necessary.

Among other areas, council gritting crews, assisted by local contractors, are working to clear side roads of compacted snow in the following locations this morning:

  • The Swining and Lunning roads in Lunnasting
  • The Collafirth Road in Delting
  • Side roads in Mid Walls and Sand
  • The south end of the South Whiteness road, then Nesbister and Wormadale roads.
  • The Quendale road

Many businesses and organisations are back up and running today – Mareel and the Clickimin Leisure Complex for example are reopening.

Meanwhile council staff will attempt household waste collections with the essy kert in Lerwick this morning.

On Sunday they will attempt collections in Bressay, Scalloway, Nesting, Vidlin and Whalsay.

Depending on road conditions, collections may be delayed and access to some properties may not be possible.

These collections will be for the black bag collections that were missed earlier in the week due to snowy conditions.

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