Storm Darcy: Icy road chaos captured in before and after pictures of snowy Comiston Road

The stark difference between the two images which were taken just hours apart is eye-catching.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 12:30 pm
Icy road chaos captured in before and after pictures of snowy Comiston Road.

The pictures, taken by a local resident, show the dramatic difference between an undisturbed snowy Edinburgh first thing this morning to just a couple of hours later when the

practical problems of the extreme weather became very apparent.

The first picture, of Comiston Road in Edinburgh, was taken just after 6am today, before the winter wonderland was disturbed.

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Comiston Road in Edinburgh at around 8am today as drivers try to navigate the dangerous conditions.

The second picture is of the same street and was taken a couple of hours after, at around 8am today, just as traffic was beginning to pick up.

The second clearly shows a set of uncertain tyre tracks as a car attempted to manoeuvre its way down the slippery street.

The tyres weren’t able to grip the ground due to the extensive amount of snow that fell overnight on Tuesday.

Residents are being urged to be careful and avoid going out if possible as the conditions are so dangerous.

Comiston Road in Edinburgh just after 6am today, before the snow was disturbed by traffic.

Edinburgh and the Lothians saw heavy snow throughout Monday and Tuesday, and the Met Office have predicted the same for Wednesday.

Edinburgh Trams suspended all services this morning due to the extreme weather and Rail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow were running 30 minutes late.

A Met Office forecast has warned of extreme cold temperatures as most of Scotland is expected to sit below zero Celsius on Wednesday night.

Temperatures as low as minus 11C are expected overnight in the Highlands, while the central belt can expect highs of minus 2C, to lows of minus 6C.

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