Heavy snow sparks alert

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A WEATHER warning has been issued for the Lothians, with heavy snow expected to fall throughout today.

Motorists have been urged to prepare for icy conditions after a “be aware” alert was issued.

Laura Caldwell, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, said: “Snow showers will continue throughout the weekend, where temperatures will only reach 4C.”

Transport Minister Keith Brown called on residents to do their bit to make conditions easier for the more vulnerable. He said: “There’s a lot that people can do to help themselves and their communities.”