Edinburgh Weather: Amber warning for snow

Edinburgh can expect snow
Edinburgh can expect snow
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THE MET Office has issued an amber warning for snow across central and southern Scotland for the next 24 hours.

Commuters are being warned to be prepared for “disruptive” snowfall in and around Edinburgh tonight and tomorrow morning.

The Scottish Government and Transport Scotland said they were working to ensure that preparations for dealing with the wintry conditions were taking place.

The most immediate issues are likely to be experienced on the transport network at the peak periods tonight and tomorrow morning and a multi-agency response team will be co-ordinating the response from the National Traffic Control Centre in South Queensferry.

There is high risk of disruption across all transport networks.

Transport Minister, Derek Mackay said: “A wide range of agencies and organisations are working together to implement their response plans to keep disruption as a result of this latest set of wintry conditions to a minimum.

“Our Trunk Road Operating Companies are doing all they can to keep roads clear where possible. We have patrols out across the day and night and motorists can see details of where and when gritters will be in operation through the interactive winter treatments map on the Traffic Scotland website.

“There is plenty of salt in stock and our winter control rooms are monitoring conditions 24/7 make sure that the winter fleet is treating and patrolling where required.

“Drivers should check conditions before they travel, leave some extra time for their journeys and make sure their vehicle is well maintained with an emergency kit. Live information on conditions is available on the Traffic Scotland Twitter feed, smartphone App, internet radio and website.”

A spokesman from the Met Office said the average temperature on Tuesday would be 3C.