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Transport / Drivers asked to take care after oil spill on road

THE COUNCIL’s roads service says it is aware of an oil spill on the A970 and A971 roads between Lerwick and South Whiteness, with drivers asked to take care.

The oil spill appears to affect the road from the Brig o’ Fitch junction to approximately South Whiteness – a distance of around six miles.

The origin of the oil spill is unknown but the road surface is slippy and hazardous in many places, particularly after rain last night.

Roads staff have placed warning signs at various points along the road and deposited sand across the road surface at junctions and bends.

It comes after a similar warning around a spill on the roads south of Lerwick earlier this week.

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