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Weather / New weather warning for snow and ice as some schools close early

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A NEW Met Office yellow weather warning has been put in place for snow and ice through to midday on Wednesday – with some schools closing early today.

It comes as snow continues to fall in certain parts of Shetland this morning, particularly the north. Driving in some parts of the islands has been described as “very poor” as photos shared on the Shetland Road Conditions Facebook page show.

Schools in the north and west of Shetland are closing early for pupils today due to snow and difficult road conditions.

Brae High School, Aith Junior High School, Whalsay School and primary schools at Nesting, Lunnasting, Mossbank, North Roe, Ollaberry, Urafirth, Skeld, Tingwall and Whiteness are all closing early.

Schools have been contacting parents to collect children early.

Council gritting crews are out, applying winter roads treatment and clearing snow across the roads network where necessary.

Anyone planning to travel by bus today is advised to check for any travel updates on the public bus voicebank on 01595 745744.

The Yell Sound ferry service meanwhile is single vessel as a result of the road conditions.

Shetland has been under a yellow warning for snow since this morning, which is due to run until 3pm.

The latest weather forecasts can be found here.

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