Fresh weather warning issued for ice as travel disruption expected

Flooding and heavy rain battered parts of the north of Scotland on Monday.

A fresh warning weather has been issued for ice for parts of Scotland this week.

The Highlands and the Shetland and Orkney Islands are set to face icy conditions which are expected to cause disruption to travel.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the region from midnight on Monday until around 9am on Tuesday, February 6.

The areas of Stornoway, Highlands and the Islands are affected with the likelihood of injuries and falls increasing on icy surfaces.

Temperatures are expected to plummet on Monday evening.

Met Office advice for icy conditions reads: “Keep yourself and your family safe when it is icy.

“Plan to leave the house at least five minutes earlier than normal. Not needing to rush, reduces your risk of accidents, slips, and falls.

“If you need to make a journey on foot or by bike, try to use pavements along main roads which are likely to be less slippery.

“Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary.

“Be prepared for weather warnings to change: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area.”

A warning for heavy rain is currently in place across the north west until 9pm on Monday with flooding causing significant travel disruption.

Flooding on the Highland Mainline near Kingussie meant some ScotRail services were cancelled.

Parts of Argyll, Lochaber and Wester Ross could see up between 40 to 75mm of rainfall say forecasters.

Police Scotland confirmed on Monday that the B8063, four miles west of Torrin, Isle of Skye, was closed in both directions due to a landslide.

A spokesperson said: “Due to a landslide, there is a road closure on the B8063, four miles west of Torrin, Isle of Skye. The road is closed in both directions.

“Motorists are asked to avoid the area.”

Meanwhile the A836, north of Tain, has also been closed in both directions due to a fallen tree.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area at this time.

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