Yellow ice warning issued for Edinburgh as Police Scotland respond to numerous crashes

The weather warning is in place until 11am on Monday.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 6:37 am
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 6:42 am

Edinburgh has been hit with a yellow ice warning for Monday morning as Police Scotland advise drivers to take care on the roads.

The weather warning issued by experts at the Met Office covers the majority of south Scotland and is in place until 11am today (Monday).

Police Scotland tweeted to warn drivers that they had already dealt with 'a number' of crashes in the early hours of Monday morning, due to the icy roads.

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A spokesperson for the force tweeted to say: "@metoffice has issued a YELLOW weather warning for #ice for large parts of the country.

"We have responded to a number of road traffic collisions already this morning.

"Please allow extra time for your journey and always drive to the conditions."

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The yellow weather warning is in place until 11am on Monday.

What to expect

The Met Office is urging drivers to take care, particularly on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

They also warn that icy surfaces could make injuries or accidents more likely.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Areas of rain and hill snow seem likely to affect many areas for a time tonight (Sunday), probably clearing by morning and allowing temperatures to dip more widely below zero.

"Icy stretches may be encountered, especially on untreated surfaces, while the odd high-level road may see a further 1-2 cm of snow."

Monday's weather

Edinburgh is set for a dry and clear day for the majority, with highs of around 5°.

There will be long, cloudy spells through the afternoon but overnight temperatures will drop to freezing.