Ice weather warning as number of homes left without power

The yellow warning was issued by the Met Office.

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A yellow warning for ice has been issued for the north-east of Scotland as cold weather sweeps the UK.

Drivers have been warned about some icy patches on untreated roads, whilst pedestrians and cyclists have been urged to take care on pavements and cycle paths.

The alert is in place until 10am on Monday.

Monday: A yellow weather warning for ice has been put in place.Website

It comes as thousands of residents living in areas badly impacted by Storm Arwen have been left without power.

Monday marked the third day for a number of people who had been impacted, whilst Scottish Water said on Sunday that around 3000 homes were without water supplies.

Energy firm SSE said it may take “several days” before power is fully restored to homes, adding the damage caused by Storm Arwen was ‘three times greater’ than the Beast from the East in 2018.

Schools in Aberdeenshire have also been closed for Monday and Tuesday to both pupils and staff due to the ongoing weather issues.

NHS Grampian also said that vaccination centres in Aberdeenshire would close on Monday and urged patients to rearrange appointments.