Hazardous conditions to continue as ice warnings come into place 

The Met Office warned that there is a chance of injury for those venturing outside due to icy surfaces.

Hazardous conditions to continue as ice warnings come into place across Scotland Getty Images

Scots have been warned to expect more hazardous conditions as a yellow warning for ice comes into place.

Freezing temperatures have lead to icy conditions across the country, with the Met Office warning of a chance of injury for those venturing outside.

A yellow alert for ice was issued on Friday from 5pm and will be in place until Saturday morning.

This warning will mainly affect the Highlands, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands.

The alert comes after Scots awoke to hazardous conditions on Friday, resulting in a number of road closures, crashes and slips.

The hazardous conditions come after a week of arctic conditions that saw near record low temperatures dipping to -13.6C in Tulloch Bridge.

Councils have been working tirelessly to ensure roads and pavements are gritted, however, there are still some icy patches and untreated paths across the affected areas.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “Our winter gritting plan for this Friday was fully implemented but overnight and early morning rain landing on frozen surfaces washed away the grit and created very challenging conditions on the road network.

“Priority roads were treated twice with grit overnight last night while priority footways and segregated cycle ways had grit laid down from 5am onwards this morning.

“Grit can be very effective at improving road safety during wintry conditions, but its effectiveness will be undermined if washed away by rain.

“Between November and March we are monitoring weather and road conditions every day and our teams work around the clock to keep the roads network as safe as possible.

“Our responsibility is to ensure there is a reasonable response to the impact of winter on the roads network and we have a detailed plan that we follow faithfully on a daily basis.

“But it is not feasible to treat every part of the network with grit every day or remove all risk from travel during winter.

“Thankfully temperatures have risen today and we expect an improvement in conditions as we head into the next few days.”

Temperatures are set to rise with the arrival of Storm Isha which will bring gusts of up to 70mph.

The Met Office has already issued an amber warning for wind ahead of the storm’s arrival which comes into place on Sunday.

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